Wood was born in Ashington, Northumberland, England, on 11 January 1990. He is the son of Derek Wood, a former Northumberland cricketer. Wood was educated at Ashington Academy and Newcastle University.
Early Cricket Career
Wood made his debut for Northumberland in Minor Counties cricket in 2008. He moved to Durham in 2011 and made his first-class debut for the county in the same year. Wood quickly established himself as one of the fastest bowlers in domestic cricket, and was called up to the England Lions squad in 2012.
Wood made his international debut for England in an ODI against Ireland in May 2015. He made his Test debut against New Zealand in the same month, and his T20I debut against New Zealand in June 2015.
Wood has played 57 ODIs for England, taking 95 wickets at an average of 28.44. He has taken five wickets in an innings twice. His best ODI bowling figures are 5/50 against Pakistan in 2019.
Wood has played 47 T20Is for England, taking 53 wickets at an average of 23.77. He has taken four wickets in an innings on three occasions. His best T20I bowling figures are 4/23 against South Africa in 2021.
Wood has played 26 Tests for England, taking 95 wickets at an average of 28.44. He has taken five wickets in an innings four times. His best Test bowling figures are 5/41 against New Zealand in 2018.
In 2019, Wood was named the England Men's ODI Player of the Year.
In 2022, Wood was named the England Men's T20I Player of the Year.
Wood has never captained England in any format.
Wood has not been involved in any major controversies during his career.
Wood is married to Sarah. The couple have two children, a son and a daughter.
Mark Wood is one of the fastest and most exciting bowlers in the world. He has been a key member of the England team in all formats for several years, and has played a major role in their recent successes. Wood is a popular figure among fans and teammates alike, and is respected for his work ethic and determination.