Warwickshire paceman Boyd Rankin has been added to England’s squad for the final two games of the three-match one-day series against New Zealand.
Stuart Broad and Steven Finn missed Friday’s defeat at Lord’s and will also sit out Sunday’s match in Southampton.
Finn, 24, has a sore shin and 26-year-old Broad has a bruised knee.
Rankin, 28, made his England Lions debut in 2011 and played 37 one-day games for Ireland before retiring from Irish cricket earlier this year.
Other seamers such as Welshman James Harris, now of Middlesex, or even Surrey’s Stuart Meaker appeared to be above Rankin in the pecking order. Read more