Mark Wood enjoying making the difference for England in Champions Trophy

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Mark Wood is revelling in his role as Eoin Morgan’s bubble-wrapped strike bowler and heads into Wednesday’s semi-final in Cardiff with chest puffed out from the faith that his captain is showing in him.

England’s near peril-free passage to the knockout stages of the Champions Trophy, one that sees the management mulling over just a single spot as Jonny Bairstow prepares to replace the misfiring Jason Roy, has owed much to a n on-song bowling attack that boasts Wood’s game-breaking 90mph missiles.

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