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Wood struggling to be fit before final against Pakistan



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England pacer Mark Wood is struggling to regain his fitness for the T20 World Cup final against Pakistan on Sunday.

Wood is nursing a right hip problem, he missed the emphatic 10-wicket victory over India on Thursday along with injured batsman Dawid Malan.

“I tried my best to make the last game but I couldn’t bowl at the intensity and speeds required to play for England,” said Wood.

“I couldn’t get my hip going. Hopefully if required I can try and get it right for this game — I don’t know if I’ll be able to. The team did really well last game — if the captain desperately needs me and I’m fit enough then I’ll put my name in the hat like everyone else,” he added. 

The world's top-ranked team will clash against Pakistan in Sunday's final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).