IPL 2018: Mark Wood excited to play with MS Dhoni for CSK in IPL 11

Chennai Super Kings is back in the IPL after serving two year suspension.

Mark Wood

England paceman Mark Wood will be seen donning the yellow jersey for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018. Wood is excited to play and learn from the likes of MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo.

"I think learning to cope in pressure situations can only help. And picking the brains of some of the legends of the game... MS Dhoni as my captain will provide a great insight and I would love to work with (Dwayne) Bravo and develop my slower ball," the 28-year-old Wood said.

"It will be an immensely proud moment for me to play for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL," Wood was quoted by the CSK website.

"Not only is the IPL a great competition but I also get to play for the best team! Who wouldn't want that? I'm very lucky and hope to be a match-winner for my team," he added.

Mark Wood wants to pick the brains of Dhoni and Bravo while playing for CSK

Wood will be shouldering the pace bowling responsibility with Lungi Ngidi and Shardul Thakur for CSK in IPL 2018.

"It might not go your way every time but if you give everything you've got and commit to every ball, then, hopefully, you come out on the right side more often than not," Wood said.

"We were looking at someone who can regularly bowl at 140kmph and (head coach) Stephen Fleming felt Wood was a good option. We feel he has the potential to do well in the IPL," CSK CEO Viswanathan added.


By Jatin Sharma - 02 Mar, 2018

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