Jamie Overton Joins Twin Brother Craig In England Squad For Third Test

Jamie Overton Joins Twin Brother Craig In England Squad For Third Test

Surrey fast bowler Jamie Everton was called up for England’s third and final Test against New Zealand on Thursday, joining the 14-man squad along with twin brother Craig. The uncapped Overton, who is less than three minutes younger, made his way into the 14-man group this season after taking 21 wickets for the County Championship Division One leaders. The 28-year-old, who has been hampered by an injury during his career, was called up to England’s ODI squad in 2013 but has not played international cricket.

Overton, who previously played with Craig in Somerset, is the only addition to the 13-man group nominated for the first two Tests.

The Overtons faced off in a county championship match between Somerset and Surrey this week, when Craig hesitated after colliding with Jamie’s bouncer.

None of the twins have played international cricket for England before, and it looks like the record will remain the same as Craig has been a member of the unused squad in the first two games against the Kiwis.

But if the conditions are favorable for fast bowlers, as they often do in Leeds, England may choose to replace the spinner. Jack Leach With an extra speed option, add Overtons to the competition directly for a place.

Jamie is a comfortable fast bowler, at speeds of 90 miles (145 kilometers) per hour this season.

But Craig Overton performed more reliably in first-class cricket, taking 402 wickets against Jamie’s 206, eight Test caps and four one-day internationals.

Ben StokesEngland have an unbeaten 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series against New Zealand after winning the second Test by five wickets at Trent Bridge on Tuesday.

England squad for the third Test:


Ben Stokes (captain) James AndersonJonathan Barstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brooke, Zack Crowley, Ben Fox (wkt), Jack Leach, Alex LizCraig Everton, Jamie Everton, Matthew PottsThe first pope, Joe Root

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