The IPL always promises to be give a chance to cricketers, either India or overseas. The commercial benefit that the tournament offers is of great help to the players. Last week, along with several others, Mark Wood also made it big at the auctions. In this article, we take a look at how Mark Wood reacted to earning a massive contract in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
Mark Wood earns INR 7.5 Cr at IPL 2022 Mega Auction
Although Mark Wood has played IPL before, he has not established himself in the league. On the other hand, he is doing extremely well for England in all formats of the game. Considering he did well in India in the T20Is last year, it was expected that there would be good demand for him. In line with this, Mark Wood went home with a massive contract of INR 7.5 Cr.
Wood recently reacted to his success at the auctions. Speaking to The Guardian, the English pacer said, “As soon as the final amount was confirmed, Sarah asked what it was in pounds – I might have to freeze all our accounts so it doesn’t disappear, But we’re delighted. It’s a weird experience. It feels like a computer game – almost not real, like transfers on Football Manager – but it’s also very real when you get signed. ”
The Englishman will form a prominent part of the LSG bowling attack
Mark Wood will form an important part of the pace attack for the Lucknow Super Giants. He will form a potent partnership alongside the likes of Avesh Khan and Jason Holder. While Marcus Stoinis will also provide a few overs of medium-pace, Dushmantha Chameera will be the reserve pace option.
Considering Avesh is only one season into his IPL career, Wood will have to take more responsibilities along with Holder. It needs to be seen as to how the player would perform. IPL 2022 is likely to begin by the end of March.