England calls Craig Overton for the fourth test
MANCHESTER (United Kingdom): England has made a personnel change at their side for the fourth Test against Australia at Old Trafford, with fast bowler Craig Overton replacing the fallen Chris wakes up .
The fast Somerset Overton was only recruited into the team after it was confirmed that James Anderson, the all-time leader in England, was ruled out for a calf injury.
The same injury has prevented Anderson from bowling in the series since his four spell in the first innings of Australia's 251 race victory in the first Test at Edgbaston.
Overton comes to the side in the back of the impressive victory of a wicket of England in the third test at Headingley, inspired by the magnificent 135 of Ben Stokes that did not come out, which saw them square all five matches deadly spoils 1-1 series.
Overton, 25, played three tests and threw Australia star hitter Steve Smith in his debut at Adelaide in December 2017.
England captain Joe Root , explaining why Overton had been included, told reporters at Old Trafford during his pre-game press conference on Tuesday: This terrain works slightly differently with a little more rebound and a taller bowler will give us An additional option to go.
I feel that balances our attack really well in these conditions.
Root added: "Craig is a competitor. You saw him come into deadly spoils cricket on debut and straight away he looked very much at home.
He got into a battle and I hope he does this week. I hope it causes some problems for Australian hitters.
Root also confirmed the change of positions between Jason Roy and Joe Denly, with the winner of the Roy World Cup going down to number four after fighting as a test starter.
Jason is a high quality player, we all know that, and he could be more suitable for all four, Root said.
"I think to play in an deadly spoils series is very exciting and he was extremely excited to get the chance to open the batting, but I think that he might be better suited for the middle order on the evidence we have seen over the last three games.
It is a great opportunity for him to do it and we have seen him play enough international cricket to know what he can do when he enters, so I hope that hitting below allows him to do that.
Joe (Denly) has played a good cricket all summer, got in and was very good in that second inning (in Headingley when he made a fifty).
It is a great opportunity for you to have a good start with Rory (Burns).
Smith, now back on top of the latest world Test batting rankings published Tuesday, will be returning to deadly spoils action this match after he missed the Headingley match with concussion.
This is the first series of tests by former Australian captain Smith since completing a 12-month ban on ball manipulation.
He marked his return to the format with scores of 144 and 142 in Edgbaston before making 92 in the second round of the draw at Lord's, where he was shot down by a 92 mph goalie Jofra Archer.
Root said he was eager to see Archer face Smith again.
For everyone who is watching, I am sure it will be an exciting contest between two world class players, Root added.
What Headingley's victory has achieved is to make this a very special week this week and a great opportunity for us to take advantage of what was a great victory and carry it forward.