ENG vs NZ: Another twin brother got a chance in Test cricket, both do fast bowling


Leeds. Another pair of twin brothers got a chance to play in Test cricket. In the third test (ENG vs NZ), fast bowler Jamie Overton is playing for England. He is making his international debut and also managed to take the first wicket. His twin brother and fast bowler Craig Overton made his Test debut in December 2017. Although Craig is not playing in this match. The English team led by Ben Stokes is leading 2-0 in the series. Playing first after winning the toss, New Zealand had lost 4 wickets for 85 runs in the first innings in the second session till the writing of the news. Daryl Mitchell is playing another Henry Nicholls scoring 5 runs.

28-year-old Jamie Overton’s record in first-class cricket has been excellent. He has taken 206 wickets in 82 matches at an average of 30. That means they have a lot of experience. He has taken 57 wickets in 42 List-A matches and 66 wickets in 80 T20 matches. In the first innings, he has got a chance to bowl 6 overs so far. He has given 17 runs and has also taken one wicket. He bowled Devon Conway for 26 runs. Senior fast bowler James Anderson is not playing this match due to injury. Craig also handed over the debut cap to Jamie.

Craig has taken 21 wickets

Talking about Craig Overton, he has played 8 Tests for England. Took 21 wickets at an average of 36. His best performance has been 3 wickets for 14 runs. He has taken 4 wickets in 4 ODIs. He also has excellent record in first class cricket. He has taken 402 wickets in 113 matches at an average of 23. His best performance has been 7 wickets for 57 runs. He has taken 5 wickets 15 times. Earlier, Mark Waugh-Steve Waugh of Australia and Hamish Marshall-James Marshall of West Indies have appeared in the Test as twin brothers.

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Earlier, New Zealand did not have a good start in the third Test. Fast bowler Stuart Broad dismissed Tom Latham for zero in the first over. After this, the second opener batsman Will Young became a victim of Jack Leach by scoring 20 runs. Captain Kane Williamson failed to play a big innings. He was dismissed by Broad on a personal score of 31. The third blow to the team was on the score of 62.

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