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Jamie Overton Joins Twin Brother Craig In England Squad For Third Check | Cricket Information

Surrey pacer Jamie Overton was on Thursday referred to as up for England’s third and last Check towards New Zealand, becoming a member of twin brother Craig within the 14-man squad. The uncapped Overton, who’s the youthful sibling by three minutes, earned his place within the 14-man group after taking 21 wickets for the County Championship division one leaders this season. The 28-year-old, who has been hampered by accidents throughout his profession, was referred to as into the England one-day squad in 2013 however has not performed worldwide cricket.

Overton, who beforehand performed with Craig at Somerset, is the one addition to the 13-man group named for the primary two Checks.

The Overtons confronted one another in a County Championship match between Somerset and Surrey this week, with Craig struggling concussion after Jamie hit him with a bouncer.

No twins have performed worldwide cricket for England earlier than, a report that appears more likely to keep intact given Craig has been an unused squad member within the first two video games towards the Kiwis.

However ought to circumstances favour fast bowlers, as they typically do in Leeds, England might select to switch spinner Jack Leach with an extra tempo possibility and pit the Overtons into direct competitors for one place.

Jamie is comfortably the faster bowler, clocked at 90 miles (145 kilometres) per hour this season.

However Craig Overton has proved a extra dependable performer in first-class cricket, boasting 402 wickets in contrast with Jamie’s 206, selecting up eight Check caps and taking part in in 4 one-day internationals.

Ben Stokes‘s England have an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-Check collection towards New Zealand after successful the second Check at Trent Bridge by 5 wickets on Tuesday.

England squad for the third Check:


Ben Stokes (capt), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (wkt), Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Joe Root

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