Jamie Overton attributes the “spicy” rivalry between siblings Craig in support of his first call for a test in England | Cricket News

England have already won a series over New Zealand, leading 2-0 in the third and final test in Heddingley – watch live at the Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event from 10 a.m. Thursday

Last updated: 21/06/22 15:20


Jamie and Craig Overton could become the first twin brothers to play together in a cricket test for England in the third test against New Zealand this week.

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Jamie and Craig Overton could become the first twin brothers to play together in a cricket test for England in the third test against New Zealand this week.

Jamie and Craig Overton could become the first twin brothers to play together in a cricket test for England in the third test against New Zealand this week.

Jamie Overton admits that his “spicy” sibling rivalry with the Craig twins helped him make his first call-up to the England squad for the third test against New Zealand this week.

The 28-year-old is part of a 14-man team for Heddingley’s test, which begins Thursday, live Sky Sports Cricket from 10 am

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Jamie, who previously played with his brother in Somerset, impressed the coaches as he topped Surrey’s unbeaten run to the top of the county championship this season, taking 21 goals at an average of 21.61.

Asked if he felt ready to make his debut, Jamie said Sky Sports: “Definitely.

“The season went very well for me. I struggled a little last year – moving to Surrey is a big step from Taunton – but this year is going well and I hope to continue to show the shape I have.

“I feel good. I’m obviously very excited and I’m keeping my fingers crossed to try and show people what I can do.

Highlights from an incredible fifth day of the second test between England and New Zealand on Trent Bridge.

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Highlights from an incredible fifth day of the second test between England and New Zealand on Trent Bridge.

Highlights from an incredible fifth day of the second test between England and New Zealand on Trent Bridge.

Explaining the rise in his second season with Surrey, Jamie said: “Confidence is a big thing.

“And the change in my running at the beginning of the year is probably the biggest thing that has been noticeable so far. I shortened my run with Azhar Mahmoud, the bowling coach.

“It’s kind of like work in progress, but it felt very easy and really smooth, and I hope I can go on like this.

“It’s hard to say the best, but it certainly has the potential to be the best I’ve ever played.”

Jamie Overton was extremely impressive for Surrey at the start of the season, taking 21 goals with an average of 21.61

Jamie Overton was extremely impressive for Surrey at the start of the season, taking 21 goals with an average of 21.61

Jamie and Craig would be the first twins to play England test cricket together if selected for the third test, but it was only last week that the pair faced off against each other on opposing teams, with Craig doing a little worse.

When he hit Somerset, Craig had to be pulled out with symptoms of concussion after being hit on the helmet by a killer by his brother, although he has since been approved by British medical staff and confirmed that his head was “all right” and “Ready”. to go “.

“I think any sibling rivalry will always add a little extra spice,” Jamie said. “Knowing Craig and me, we’re probably even more spicy than many people.

“It will always get a little hot when we play each other, but this competitive advantage is a good thing.”

England team for the third test: Ben Stokes (Durham, Captain), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonathan Bearstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Zack Crowley (Kent), Ben Fox (Surrey), Jack Leach Alex Lees (Durham), Craig Overton (Somerset), Jamie Overton (Surrey), Matthew Potts (Durham), Olly Pope (Surrey), Joe Ruth (Yorkshire)

Watch England face New Zealand in the third test from Heddingley, live on Sky Sports Cricket and the Sky Sports Main Event at 10am on Thursday.

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