England vs New Zealand: Hosts recall spinner Dom Bess as Jack Leach's back-up for Edgbaston Test

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After Ollie Robinson's suspension, Dom Bess was added to England squad for the 2nd Test vs New Zealand astatine Edgbaston. Coach Chris Silverwood said that the Bess volition enactment arsenic a screen for team's first-choice spinner Jack Leach.

Dom Bess (L) with England skipper Joe Root (Reuters Image)


  • Dom Bess has been added to England squad for 2nd Test vs New Zealand aft suspension of Ollie Robinson
  • England manager Chris Silverwood said that Bess volition supply a screen for first-choice spinner Jack Leach
  • The 2nd Test betwixt England and New Zealand starts from June 10 astatine Edgbaston

A time aft the suspension of Ollie Robinson pursuing emergence of his racist and sexist tweets, England person added off-spinner Dom Bess to the squad for the 2nd trial versus New Zealand astatine Edgbaston starting June 10.

Although Jack Leach, England's first-choice spinner, is acceptable and available, caput manager Chris Silverwood said that Bess would supply screen successful lawsuit of immoderate injury. He pointed retired that owed to the existent Covid-19 protocols, bringing players successful the team's bio-bubble from counties becomes difficult.

"If Jack was to feature, we would request back-up for him successful presumption of concussion replacements and things similar that," Silverwood told reporters.

"If we are looking astatine playing a spinner and Jack were to get injured starring into the game, past we volition request idiosyncratic other determination arsenic well. It's making definite we screen that.

"Are we expecting a spinning wicket? We volition spot erstwhile we get there, but I'm making definite we've got each basal covered."

England's archetypal Test against New Zealand astatine Lord's ended successful a gully connected Sunday. New Zealand declared their 2nd innings with 2 sessions near connected the last time but could negociate to instrumentality lone 3 England wickets. Joe Root's men fell 103 runs abbreviated of the 273-run target.

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