Sport 24 – Melbourne – England paceman Craig Overton is out of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia with a fractured rib, officials said on Sunday.

Summary

  • Melbourne – England paceman Craig Overton is out of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia with a fractured rib, officials said on Sunday.
  • The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed he would not play in the Melbourne Test, starting on Boxing Day.
  • Overton, who made his Test debut in Adelaide this month, was diagnosed with a cracked rib during the third Test in Perth.
  • It is a blow for England, with Overton one of their best players on a troubled tour in which the Ashes urn was surrendered before Christmas.
  • Curran, a right-armer from Surrey, was only added to England’s Ashes squad when Steve Finn was ruled out at the start of the tour with a torn knee cartilage.


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