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World Cup 2019: England's assistant coach Paul Collingwood forced to field against Australia amidst injury concerns

Injury scares to Jofra Archer and Mark Wood forced assistant coach Paul Collingwood to field against Australia in the warm-up match.

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Southampton Published on: May 25, 2019 18:18 IST
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Injury scares to Jofra Archer and Mark Wood forced assistant coach Paul Collingwood to field against Australia in the warm-up match.

England's warm-up game against Australia got off to a rather worrying start, as Jofra Archer and Mark Wood faced injury concerns early in the game. The coaching staff, justifiably, were inclined to take the risk, as assistant coach Paul Collingwood decided to take the field himself.

Collingwood, who has participated in multiple World Cup tournaments with the side, came in the place of Mark Wood. The former captain came into action as an emergency fielder.

Mark Wood walked off the field with what seemed like a hamstring injury, while Jofra Archer lasted only a few deliveries before injuring his ankle. The extent of injuries for both the players is yet unknown.

Earlier, England received a setback on Friday after Eoin Morgan was feared to have fractured his finger during a training session. Morgan didn't take the field in the game against Australia, as Jos Buttler is leading the side.

The host side won the toss and chose to bowl first in the game. David Warner and Steve Smith, the two players returning to the Australian side after a one-year ban, were impressive with the bat.

While Warner scored 43, Smith looks on course for a century.

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