Zak Crawley fit again for England and ready to step up against India’s spin

Zak Crawley fit again for England and ready to step up against India’s spin

The Guardian

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  • Batsman slipped on marble floor and missed two Tests
  • Burns and Lawrence under threat if Crawley returns

Zak Crawley has declared himself fit for England’s third Test with India and ready to show his improvement after a big learning curve in Sri Lanka.

The Kent batsman scored only 35 runs across four innings in Galle and a “freak injury” ruled him out of the first two matches of this series. Crawley slipped on a marble floor and sprained his right wrist before a training session, but is available and could be used as an opener or in his preferred No 3 position for the day-night match, which begins on Wednesday.

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