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Ashes: England pacer Craig Overton ruled out of Boxing Day Test

by Saurabh Sharma Dec 24, 2017 • 16:51 PM

London, Dec 24 (Cricketnmore) The England Cricket Board (ECB) on Sunday announced that seamer Craig Overton has been ruled out of the Boxing Day Test against Australia with a fractured rib.

The 23-year-old sustained the injury in the third Test at the WACA in Perth after being struck in his ribs during the second match at Adelaide.

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Australia pacer Mitchell Starc -- who is the leading wicket-taker in the series -- has also been ruled out of the upcoming Test with a heel injury. He will be replaced by Jackson Bird who plays first-class cricket for Tasmania.

England have already lost the Ashes 0-3 to Australia. The fourth Test will begin on December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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