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Uncapped Jamie Overton named in England squad for third New Zealand Test

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England have named a 14-strong Test squad for their final outing against New Zealand, starting 23 June, at Headingley.

A surprise inclusion into the England mix is Jamie, the twin brother of Craig Overton, who has earned a maiden call-up, and could be in line to make his first-ever international appearance. 

Jamie has impressed the selectors with his County Championship Division One performance. He has taken 21 wickets in five matches this season at an average of 21.61.

England have already sealed the three-match series with wins in the first two ICC World Test Championship games against New Zealand. 

Craig, who has been with the side for the ongoing assignment against the Blackcaps, hasn't featured in the first two Tests. With the series already in bag, the hosts might make changes to their side, giving the Overtons a chance of becoming the first-ever twins to play Test cricket for England.

Squad: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, and Joe Root.


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