BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08: England head coach Chris Silverwood and Mark Wood of England walk off the field during day one of the First Test Match in the Ashes series between Australia and England at The Gabba on December 08, 2021 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Mark Wood has admitted he will play a more limited role in the upcoming Ashes series, revealing that he won't feature in all five Tests for England.

Wood made his Test debut in 2015 against New Zealand and has since featured in 28 matches, claiming 90 wickets. With England's extensive bowling stocks though, the 33-year-old is aware that he may not be high on the list of options come the first Test.

"I will definitely not play all five Tests," Wood said to media in Chattogram.

"I was delighted to play four out of five Tests in Australia. That was a big tick in my box to say that in a big series I can do it if (captain Ben) Stokes or Brendon (McCullum, head coach) want me to play.

"More than likely the bowling stock we have, especially at home, I probably won't even play four. (Stokes) might even want me for one or two if they need a pace element.

"He might want to mix it up to keep people fresh but if people are playing well, I might not play any. I very much doubt, from the way they have managed me, I will play four. If they want three or four, I will put my hand up."

Wood will feature for IPL franchise the Lucknow Super Giants prior to the Ashes series, with the IPL set to begin on April 1. Currently touring with England in Bangladesh, Wood has credited an early year break for keeping his body, and mind, fresh ahead of a busy year.

"It sits really well with me. In the past there have been times I shouldn't have played and I have. Having it taken out of your hands, saying' gear up for this one', you can fully focus your mind and body," Wood said.

"The breaks have helped prolong me a bit more than previous years, when I've tried to play everything. I am never going to turn down the chance to play for England: if they want me I will be there and trying my best, but if they decide to rest us, I get it and [will be] gearing up for the next one."

Despite expecting to not feature in every Test once the Ashes series gets underway in June, Wood said he would be grateful for any opportunity to play for England.

"I am never going to turn down the chance to play for England. If they want me I will be there and trying my best, but if they decide to rest me, I get it and I'll be gearing up for the next one," Wood said.