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Jamie Overton, England’s bowler, has been ruled out of the Test series against South Africa and The Hundred

Jamie Overton, England’s fast bowler, has been ruled out of the Test series against South Africa and The Hundred due to foot and hand injuries. Last week, he was injured during a County Championship match between Surrey and Warwickshire. He will be out of commission for at least six weeks.

England will play South Africa in three Test matches beginning August 17, and The Hundred will start on August 3, Wednesday. And Essex all-rounder Paul Walter has been appointed as Overton’s successor at Manchester Originals for the competition’s second edition.

The England bowler feels he will return to Surrey at the end of the County Championship. Surrey presently leads the County Championship Division One standing with seven victories, four draws, and 209 points from 11 games. They have also won four of their past five games and will face Northants on September 12.

Sussex went on to win by six wickets against Warwickshire at The Oval on July 28, chasing a total of 248, with Overton taking two wickets and scoring 38 runs. The 28-year-old has taken 217 wickets at an average of 30.80 in 86 first-class matches. He also has 2,093 runs at an average of 21.80, 12 fifties, and a century to his credit.

Overton made his England debut against New Zealand in a Test match on June 23 at Leeds, when he took two wickets and scored 97 runs. He and Jonny Bairstow established a crucial 241-run partnership that kept England from collapsing. England went on to win by seven wickets, chasing a 296-run goal. They also completed a 3-0 thrashing of the Kiwis.

Later, Overton was omitted for the rescheduled fifth Test against India at Edgbaston, Birmingham. England will travel to Australia in October in preparation for the T20I World Cup later that month.