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- Ben Stokes stirred the senses of the England cricket team, took a big decision before the series against India
- Legendary all-rounder Ben Stokes announced to take an indefinite break from cricket
- Craig Overton had to be included in the England team in place of Stokes, the Test series between the two teams will start on August 4.
The five-match Test series between England and India is going to start from August 4. Both the teams have geared up and now the series was waiting to start, only then came a news on Friday which broke the heart of the English cricket fans and the team. The team’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes took the decision to take an indefinite break from cricket. He wants to take some time away from cricket to focus on his mental health and spend time with his family. For such a big series, now Craig Overton has been included in the England team instead of Ben Stokes.
– Returned after two years
It is not an easy task for any player to fill the place of Ben Stokes. Test cricket or any other format, he is the life of the England team, so when Craig Overton has been included in his place, there will be a lot of pressure on this player. Overton got a chance to play Test cricket again after two years. He was last seen playing a Test match against Australia in Manchester in September 2019. Recently, he also returned to the ODI team after three years, when he got an opportunity to play in the ODI series against Pakistan, in that ODI series he took four wickets in 3 matches.
– Who is Craig Overton, what is his specialty
Craig Overton, a 27-year-old England cricketer, was born on 10 April 1994 in Devon (England). He is a bowling all-rounder who bats and bowls with the right hand. His twin brother Jamie Overton is also an experienced cricketer and he is also an all-rounder. However, Jamie Overton has not yet got a chance to play for the country. Both brothers have been associated with the Somerset cricket team. On seeing Craig Overton at first sight, everyone’s attention goes towards his stature. Craig’s height is 6 feet 5 inches and this side proves to be very beneficial in his fast bowling. His ball swings on the England pitch and he is capable of making the ball skid on many occasions, which the Indian players will have to handle.
– How are their figures so far?
Craig Overton is active in first cricket since 2017 where he has played 102 matches. In these matches he has scored 2871 runs which includes one century and 13 fifties. At the same time, he has also taken 359 wickets in first-class cricket. Talking about his international career, he made his Test debut in December 2017 while playing a Test match against Australia and the next year in 2018 he also made his ODI debut against Australia. So far he has scored 124 runs in 4 test matches and has taken 9 wickets. While 4 wickets in 4 ODIs have been taken.
– There will be a ‘surprise package’ for India
So far Craig Overton has not played a single match in any format against the Indian cricket team. Playing first-class cricket in England, he has a good experience of the conditions and all the grounds there, so his bowling will be a surprise package for the Indian batsmen. Almost all Indian batsmen have played in international cricket or IPL against Ben Stokes’s bowling but they will face Craig Overton for the first time. This attack will become even more lethal when the greats James Anderson and Stuart Broad will also be shouting for speed to accompany them.
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