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England switch seam attack with Overton in for Woakes

England switch seam attack with Overton in for Woakes
FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Test Match - New Zealand v England - Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand, March 22, 2018. England's Craig Overton hits a shot during the first day of the first cricket test match. REUTERS/David Gray -
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DAVID GRAY(Reuters)
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MANCHESTER (Reuters) – England will make one change from the team which beat Australia at Headingley, with Craig Overton replacing Chris Woakes in the seam attack for the fourth test at Old Trafford which starts on Thursday.

Captain Joe Root said that Somerset seamer Overton would get his chance for a fourth test appearance, having last featured in New Zealand in March 2018.

The only other adjustment England will make in the test is in their batting order, with Joe Denly set to move up to open the batting, while Jason Roy moves down to number four.

Australia have dropped top order batsman Usman Khawaja and recalled Steve Smith, who is fit again after suffering concussion in the second test.

The series is tied at 1-1 after England claimed a tense one-wicket win at Headingley courtesy of a brilliant, unbeaten century by Ben Stokes on the final day.

(Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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