Jamie Overton will make his England debut within the Headingley Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand after edging out twin brother Craig as a substitute for the injured James Anderson.
Report wicket-taker Anderson, 39, has been withdrawn after experiencing ache in his ankle following back-to-back appearances at Lord’s and Trent Bridge, the one change to the house XI.
Jamie Overton has needed to wait his flip to observe his an identical sibling into full worldwide cricket, with Craig profitable eight Take a look at caps and 4 in one-day internationals, however he has lastly edged forward after incomes his maiden call-up to the squad this week.
The Surrey fast is the youthful twin by a matter of three minutes however boasts a distinct type to Craig’s dependable line and size, favouring a extra explosive, speed-orientated methodology that might assist England fill the void left by long-term absentees Mark Wooden, Jofra Archer and Olly Stone.
Captain Ben Stokes named the staff throughout his pre-match media spherical, ending issues over his personal health. The all-rounder missed coaching on account of sickness on Tuesday, however a pair of unfavorable Covid checks, adopted by a full internet session was sufficient to dispel any issues over his participation.
“Sadly Jimmy’s not pulled up in addition to we might have favored him to, so Jamie Overton’s going to make his debut this week,” Stokes advised Sky Sports activities.
“It’s unlucky for Jimmy, however we’ve bought a large Take a look at in opposition to India developing as properly. I’m not too positive how severe it’s to be sincere. He’s simply bought a little bit of a puffy ankle. Jamie’s been very spectacular in the way in which that he’s bowled, we at all times desire a level of distinction in our facet, bowling with severe tempo and altering video games as properly.
“He fills a distinct position from Jimmy, however to have somebody in your again pocket who can bowl 90 miles an hour is huge for us. That’s the one change this week. As tempting because it was to get each twins on the market taking part in for England, Jamie’s the one change.”
England have already gained the sequence after spectacular victories within the opening two matches. However new captain Stokes has advised his gamers to go for the jugular in Leeds this week.
England blasted their option to victory within the second Take a look at in Nottingham due to a virtuoso final day’s batting, Jonny Bairstow hitting 136 and Stokes an unbeaten 75 because the hosts chased down their goal of 299.
And now Stokes has advised his England gamers to get again on the market and placed on a present for the Headingley crowd.
“I’ve stated to the gamers this week, let’s attempt to suppose like we’re within the leisure enterprise reasonably than the sporting enterprise,” stated Stokes.
“There’s a motive why 20,000 folks got here out to observe us at Trent Bridge final week. So I set a problem to the staff to be much more fearless, optimistic and aggressive than final week.”