Craig Overton to miss Boxing Day Test with rib injury

Craig Overton has picked six wickets from two Tests
Craig Overton has picked six wickets from two Tests
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England will miss the services of fast bowler Craig Overton for the Boxing Day Test against Australia in Melbourne following a fractured rib.

The 23-year-old sustained the blow in his debut game in Adelaide while batting and it gradually worsened when he bowled in the third Test in Perth.

England already have uncapped leg-spinner Mason Crane in the squad, who could make his debut on 26th December while the possibilities of Tom Curran, Mark Wood and Jake Ball can also not be ruled out.

Overton picked six wickets from the two games he played while also scored 62 runs with a highest score of unbeaten 41.

England have already lost the series following defeats in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

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