England paceman Mark Wood is an injury doubt for Friday's World Cup clash against the West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl.

Wood experienced discomfort in his left ankle after the victory over Bangladesh in Cardiff, during which he recorded the fastest delivery of the tournament at 95.6mph.

Captain Eoin Morgan was eager to downplay concerns, and a matchday fitness test will take place, but given Wood's career-long history of injuries it seems unlikely he will take the field.

He has undergone three major operations in the past and experienced another flare-up on the eve of the competition, withdrawing from a warm-up game against Australia after pulling out of his run-up in pain.

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Mark Wood at the Hampshire Bowl today

"It's nothing too serious, he just pulled up a little bit sore from the game in Cardiff, he's the only concern at the moment," said Morgan.

"Mark is going to have a fitness test in the morning. If it is still sore, we probably won't take a risk."

Wood dramatically rebooted his career on the winter tour of the Caribbean, finally locating the venom and velocity England had long desired from him.

The Durham quick spoke earlier in the week about his eagerness to impose himself on the same opponents at the Hampshire Bowl, but may now have to accept that three consecutive games is beyond him.

Asked about the need to manage the workload of the bowling group, Morgan said: "It's part of the plan, because they are fast bowlers.

"It will happen to other bowlers throughout the tournament. We're well aware of that. We will have to manage them as we would normally, as we do with Chris Woakes if there's back-to-back games.

"It's not a problem, it's just what happens."

Wood's place could go straight to Moeen Ali, who was stood down as second spinner last time out. His wife gave birth to a baby girl, Haadiya, on Wednesday, but after one day of family time he was back in the indoor nets with his team-mates.

Morgan confirmed that key man Jos Buttler had been given the green light to play, and keep wicket, after sitting out the second innings against Bangladesh with a right hip complaint.

Friday’s game will mark a first outing for Barbados-born Jofra Archer against a West Indies side containing several of his Caribbean friends and peers.

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Jofra Archer at the Hampshire Bowl this morning

The 24-year-old suggested at the weekend he would be treating the game like any other, but Bayliss believes it would only be normal if the stakes were slightly elevated.

Archer was offered a chance to make it in county cricket after being overlooked for the Windies’ Under-19 World Cup squad in 2015 and a late bid to bring him back into the fold failed after England’s interest became clear.

“He’s looking forward to it, obviously knows a few guys in their team,” said Bayliss.

“It’s always bragging rights: both sides of the argument would like to gain the upper hand in that argument. Let’s wait and see.

“It will be the first time he has come up against those guys, but I am sure he is wishing to do well. I am not sure he could be any more confident - he is a confident young man who has fitted into the group very well.

“He is a typical young fast bowler: he wants to bowl fast, he wants to take wickets and that has to be a good thing for England.”

Travel information

South West trains have warned that Hedge End train station, which is less than two miles from the Hampshire Bowl will be busier than usual.

Shuttle buses will also be running from Southampton Parkway station which is approximately 3.5 miles from the Ageas Bowl off J5 of the M27. 

Congestion can also be eased by using the cycle lanes from Swaythling station and the Hampshire Bowl's bike park.

For those who do not have tickets a free-to-enter CWC19 Fanzone is in Westquay Esplanade from 10am on Friday until Sunday.

The Fanzone will show live screenings of all World Cup action over the weekend, along with live music, entertainment and food and drink from around the globe, not to mention street cricket activities for all to try.

Four World Cup fixtures will be shown live, starting with England’s crucial match with West Indies and the huge clash between India and Pakistan on Sunday.