England call up Stuart Meaker as cover for Finn

The uncapped South Africa-born bowler has a lively pace that can trouble batsmen even on Indian tracks.

updated: November 03, 2012 20:17 IST
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London: Surrey paceman Stuart Meaker has been called up into England's squad for the tour of India as cover for injured fast bowler Steven Finn, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Saturday.

Finn suffered a thigh injury while bowling in England's tour opener against India A and is now doubtful for the first of a four-Test series starting at Ahmedabad on November 15.

However, England appear to be optimistic about the Middlesex quick's prospects as Saturday's statement said Meaker would return to the second-string England Performance Programme "once Finn is available for selection".

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