New Delhi, The third and final match of the Test series will be played between England and New Zealand at Headingley from June 23. England has announced its playing XI for this test. Only one change has been made in the team from the last Test. James Anderson has been rested due to workload. Jamie Overton has been included in the playing XI in his place.
Anderson has taken 11 wickets in the 2 Tests he has played so far and England has to play a Test against India in Birmingham in the first week of July. This match is to be played only 3 days after the Headingley Test against New Zealand and Anderson can prove to be a trump card against the Indian team. For this reason he has been rested from the third Test against New Zealand. England have already captured the series by winning the first two Tests.
Ben Stokes to play third test
Ben Stokes will captain England in the third test against New Zealand. Earlier there were reports that Stokes was ill. He did not even take part in the team’s practice session. However, now it has been decided that he will play in the third Test.
Jamie Overton will debut
Jamie Overton, who replaced Anderson in the team, is the twin brother of Craig Overton, who played for England. He has taken a total of 21 wickets at an average of 21.61 for Surrey in this season of county cricket. Jamie’s stature is similar to that of his twin brother, Craig. But, he bowls faster than Craig. He consistently bowls at a speed of 90 miles per hour i.e. 150 kilometers. Craig made his debut for England 4 years ago.
England’s Playing XI for the 3rd Test: Alex Lees, Jack Crowley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Fox (wk), Jamie Overton, Stuart Broad, Matt Potts, Jack Leach.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 22, 2022, 17:46 IST