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Jamie Overton set for England Test DEBUT


ENG vs NZ Live: England vs New Zealand live updates – Jamie Overton will make his England Test debut in the third and final match of the New Zealand series at Headingley, captain Ben Stokes announced Wednesday. Overton replaces fellow paceman James Anderson after England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker was ruled out with an ankle injury. Follow ENG vs NZ LIVE Updates, England vs New Zealand Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

England have an unassailable 2-0 lead against the world Test champions, following five-wicket wins at Lord’s and Trent Bridge. Jamie Overton’s selection for the match, which starts on Thursday, means his twin brother, Craig, misses out.

ENG vs NZ LIVE: Jamie Overton set for England Test DEBUT, will feature in ENG vs NZ 3rd Test as captain Ben Stokes is also fit

“Unfortunately Jimmy’s not pulled up as well as we would have liked him to, so Jamie Overton’s going to make his debut this week,” Stokes told Sky Sports.

“It’s unfortunate for Jimmy, but we’ve got a massive test against India coming up as well. I’m not too sure how serious it is to be honest. He’s just got a bit of a puffy ankle.

ENG vs NZ LIVE: Jamie Overton set for England Test DEBUT, will feature in ENG vs NZ 3rd Test as captain Ben Stokes is also fit

“Jamie’s been very impressive, the way that he’s bowled. We always want a point of difference in our side, bowling with serious pace and changing games as well.”

He added: “That’s the only change this week. As tempting as it was to get both twins out there playing for England, Jamie’s the only change.”

Jamie Overton set for England Test DEBUT
Ben Stokes has rejoined training after recovering from injury

Stokes was absent from practice nets on Tuesday after feeling unwell, delaying his trip to Leeds on a precautionary basis but he joined the group on Wednesday.

ENG vs NZ LIVE: Jamie Overton set for England Test DEBUT, will feature in ENG vs NZ 3rd Test as captain Ben Stokes is also fit

England Playing XI:

  • Alex Lees
  • Zak Crawley
  • Ollie Pope
  • Joe Root
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Ben Stokes (Captain)
  • Ben Foakes
  • Matthew Potts
  • Jamie Overton
  • Stuart Broad
  • Jack Leach

England Squad for 3rd Test against New Zealand:

Ben Stokes (Durham) captain
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Harry Brook (Yorkshire)
Zak Crawley (Kent)
Ben Foakes (Surrey)
Jack Leach (Somerset)
Alex Lees (Durham)
Craig Overton (Somerset)
Jamie Overton (Surrey)
Matthew Potts (Durham)
Ollie Pope (Surrey)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)

ENG vs NZ LIVE: Jamie Overton set for England Test DEBUT, will feature in ENG vs NZ 3rd Test as captain Ben Stokes is also fit



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