Josh Tongue dominated out of England’s white-ball tour of Caribbean

Josh Tongue has been dominated out of England’s white-ball tour of the Caribbean subsequent month after sustaining an damage through the ongoing England Lions coaching camp within the United Arab Emirates.
Matthew Potts will exchange him for the three-match ODI sequence, starting in Antigua on December 3, however no alternative has but been named for the 5 T20Is which observe from December 12-21.

The damage is a blow for Tongue, 26, who impressed throughout his two Take a look at appearances at Lord’s within the 2023 residence summer time, and had been anticipating a white-ball debut throughout codecs as England search to rebuild their fortunes after their disappointing World Cup marketing campaign in India.

Together with his capacity to generate awkward bounce at speeds within the area of 90mph, Tongue’s worth to the England set-up was confirmed final month when he was handed a profitable two-year ECB central contract.

Talking to ESPNcricinfo final week, Tongue had careworn his want to hone his white-ball abilities on this Caribbean tour, having thus far performed simply 15 Record A and T20 home fixtures, versus a complete of fifty first-class appearances, 47 of which have come for his former county, Worcestershire.

Damage allowing, Tongue’s subsequent alternative for England honours may come on the five-Take a look at tour of India, which will get underway in January. “I feel my tempo will assist in subcontinental situations and I can get the ball to reverse as nicely and my bouncer tactic, which [Ben] Stokes clearly likes, will profit the crew,” he stated previous to the Lions journey.

For Potts, the late call-up is an opportunity to construct on his transient style of England white-ball motion, having been chosen for a one-off ODI debut in opposition to South Africa in 2022, and two additional appearances in opposition to Eire simply previous to the World Cup, considered one of which was washed out.

Like Tongue, Potts was additionally the recipient of a two-year ECB contract for 2023-24, having impressed along with his work ethic throughout his debut Take a look at summer time in 2022. He claimed 20 wickets at 28.00 in 5 appearances that 12 months, earlier than an additional one-off look in opposition to Eire at Lord’s this June.

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