Finn recalled to Test squad


Steven Finn has been called up to the England squad for the first time since his Ashes nightmare as a replacement for injured paceman Liam Plunkett for the fourth Test against India.

Fast bowler Steven Finn has replaced all-rounder Liam Plunkett in England's squad for the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford in Manchester, which will start on Thursday.

Plunkett, who did not play in the third fixture at the Rose Bowl, sustained an ankle injury during the second at Lord's in London.

Finn, who hasn't played the longest format of the international game since July 2013 against Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, has gathered a fine stretch of form in the County Championship recently.

"Liam experienced some left ankle discomfort at the end of the second Test and will miss the fourth Test as this continues to settle," read a statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board. "He will be replaced by Steven in the squad for the upcoming Test at Old Trafford."

The five-match series is currently level one-all. The Oval in London will host the final Test next week.