West Indies vs England Third Test: Craig Overton replaces Matt Fisher as Ollie Robinson misses again


England have confirmed their squad for the final test of the winter, deciding against the West Indies in Grenada, with Craig Overton replacing Matt Fisher in the only change.

England will line up with the team they intended to field in the second Test drawn in Barbados, before Overton were brought down by fatigue. Fisher came on for his debut and performed well, but misses this time.

Notably, this means that Ollie Robinson will have gone through the tour without playing. He missed the first test with a back spasm, wasn’t risked in the second and has now stopped training the day before the third, ruling him out.

It’s a big disappointment for a player England are trying to groom as replacements for James Anderson and Stuart Broad – who have been dropped for this tour – but are constantly struggling to enter the park.

Also left out is Lancashire legpinner Matt Parkinson, who is now the only uncapped player in the 15-man squad. England opted for four setters and Jack Leach on a pitch that should be a little friendlier to setters.

Chris Woakes retains his place despite a tough tour in which he took just two wickets, adding to a poor overseas record. England hope a little more grass on the wicket will help.

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