The New Zealand tour of England has been a treat to watch with both teams giving their best on the field. The efforts put in by the players on the field for their nation is worthy of recognition. However, the game takes it toll on players. Chris Jordan is one such player who may be injured and England have already got a back up for him.
The first two games of the series have been sensational to watch. The quality of cricket on show was extraordinary. Both teams have approached the games aggressively and have produced an epic series in terms of landmarks.
After two matches, England have added an uncapped player to their squad for the last three matches. Craig Overton, a 21 year old is one of the most exciting talents in the domestic circuit in England. He has been added to the squad as Chris Jordan may be out injured for the rest of the series.
Jordan had an unforgettable second game as he produced the second worst figures by an English bowler in the history. His figures of 1/97 in his 9 gave away the initiative to the NZ team who posted a huge target. Jordan may not be available for the rest of the series as he will be assessed for a side strain before the next game.
A tweet from England Crickets official account confirmed that Craig was a part of the England squad for the rest of the series as a backup for the struggling Jordan.
Craig who plays for Somerset has not played too many senior games and does not have a great domestic record to show. But his skill and talent have been regarded as one of the best in England at the moment.
The third match of the five-match series will be played in Southampton on Sunday. With the series level at 1-1 the rest of the series promises to be something one cannot afford to miss.