Surrey pacer Jamie Overton was on Thursday known as up for England’s third and ultimate Take a look at in opposition to 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 known 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 document that appears more likely to keep intact given Craig has been an unused squad member within the first two video games in opposition to the Kiwis.
However ought to circumstances favour fast bowlers, as they typically do in Leeds, England may select to exchange spinnerwith an extra tempo choice 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, choosing up eight Take a look at caps and taking part in in 4 one-day internationals.
‘s England have an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-Take a look at collection in opposition to New Zealand after profitable the second Take a look at at Trent Bridge by 5 wickets on Tuesday.
England squad for the third Take a look at:
Ben Stokes (capt),, Jonathan Bairstow, , , , (wkt), Jack Leach, , Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, , Ollie Pope,
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