England have called up Craig Overton to replace the injured Liam Plunkett for the one-day international series against New Zealand.
Yorkshire bowler Plunkett was ruled out with a hamstring injury suffered in last Tuesday’s T20 defeat to New Zealand and will miss the five-match ODI series against the Black Caps.
Overton made his Test debut during the Ashes series defeat in Australia, but fractured his rib in the third Test at the WACA in December.
However, the 23-year-old has now made a full recovery and joins all-rounder Ben Stokes in the squad.
Stokes has not played for England since September but following an appearance in court on a charge of affray, which he denies, is available to make his England return against the Black Caps in Hamilton on February 25.
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However, England coach Trevor Bayliss says Stokes will need to be assessed closely this week before a decision is made on whether to pick him for Sunday’s opening game of the series.
“Ben has fitted right back in and it only seems like yesterday that he went away,” said Bayliss. “It will take a while for him to get up to speed and we will have to make a decision [based on] nets.
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“I think [the first ODI] might be a bit early for him – and as we won our last series 4-1 [against Australia] there might not be a spot for him!
“We are just going to have to play it by ear.”
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