Liam Plunkett replaces Mark Wood in England one-day squad
Last Updated: 07/11/15 11:57am
England pace bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the one-day international and T20 series against Pakistan.
Wood missed the third and final Test in Sharjah, which England lost by 127 runs as Pakistan took the series 2-0, due to an issue with his left ankle and is returning home to see a specialist about the recurring problem.
Yorkshire's Liam Plunkett will replace the Durham player in the tourists' squad.
The five-match one-day series starts in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday November 11, and is followed by three T20 internationals with the opener in Dubai on Thursday November 26.
National selector James Whitaker said: "Mark Wood's ankle condition is well known and while we have managed his workloads over the summer and during the Test series against Pakistan, it has been decided that the sensible course of action is to seek further advice from a specialist.
"We will then be able to consider how to ensure Mark is able to perform at his very best in an England shirt going forward.
"Liam Plunkett will replace Wood in both squads and, having featured in the ODI side last summer, his inclusion provides Eoin Morgan and Trevor Bayliss with an experienced pace bowling option in the squad."
England begin their Test tour of South Africa in December and will be hoping Wood can prove his fitness ahead of that series, while his Durham team-mate Ben Stokes remains a doubt for that trip after suffering an injury to his collarbone during the third Test in Sharjah.
Stokes did, however, come out to bat at No 10 in England's second innings, which captain Alastair Cook described as "a really good sign".
Cook said: "We were really worried in that first 24 hours after he went off. We told him he shouldn't bat because he could do some more damage. But there were a couple of expletives here and there and he had his pads on, his shoulder strapped and he went out there and batted.
"Fingers crossed, the last three days he's improved well. We'll have to work hard on him because he's a key part of this side as one of those four seamers.
"If we bowl anything like we did here in South Africa, we know we can do well."