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England pace bowler Steven Finn has replaced fellow seamer Liam Plunkett for the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford.
Finn was called up after Plunkett sustained an ankle injury. Plunkett will now be in a race against time to become fully fit prior to the start of the fifth and final Test, which gets underway on August 15 at The Oval.
“Liam Plunkett experienced some left ankle discomfort at the end of the second Investec Test and will miss the fourth Test as this continues to settle,” the ECB said in a short statement on their website.
Finn has not played for England since July 2013, which was when his form with the ball really took a turn for the worse.
However, Finn has definitely shown signs of improvement as he has taken 44 wickets at an average of 29.72 for Middlesex in the ongoing County Championship.