England Test Squad for India Series: Craig Overton replaces Ben Stokes in England squad; all you need to know about Somerset allrounder- England has named Craig Overton as a replacement for Ben Stokes after the star allrounder pulled himself out of the upcoming Test match series citing mental health concerns. The 27-year-old plays for Somerset in England County Cricket. He has also played for England in top-flight cricket where he managed to pick 9 wickets and score 124 runs across 4 Tests. He had last played for England in 2019 and this is a golden opportunity for him to become a permanent member of the England squad. However, it will be a huge task to step into Ben Stokes’s shoes who is a consistent player and a match-winner for England.
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Ben Stokes will take an indefinite break from all cricket with immediate effect and to prioritize his mental wellbeing and to rest his left index finger, which has not fully healed since his return to competitive cricket earlier this month.
England squad (2 Tests): Joe Root (c), Rory Burns, Craig Overton, Dominic Sibley, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson.
England Test Squad for India Series: Craig Overton replaces Ben Stokes in England squad; all you need to know about Somerset allrounder
India and England will lock horns in the Test series from August 4 in Nottingham.
|India’s tour of England, 2021-22|
|1||4th – 8th August||1st Test vs England||Nottingham|
|2||12th – 16th August||2nd Test vs England||London (Lord’s)|
|3||25th – 29th August||3rd Test vs England||Leeds|
|4||2nd – 6th September||4th Test vs England||London (Oval)|
|5||10th – 14th September||5th Test vs England||Manchester|