London - The
uncapped Test pair of opening batsman Keaton Jennings and all-rounder
Liam Dawson will join England for the remainder of their tour of India,
selectors announced on Wednesday.
South Africa-born Jennings - whose father Ray coached the South
African national team - will replace Haseeb Hameed who has a broken
left little finger and Dawson fills in for fellow left-arm spinner Zafar
Ansari, who is struggling with a back problem, the England and Wales
Cricket Board said.
Hameed is returning home for an operation on the back of plaudits for
his courageous half century in the second innings of the Third Test in
Mohali on Tuesday which England lost to go 2-0 down in the five match
Durham star Jennings - who averaged over 60 for Durham in the County
Championship last season - is set to be captain Alistair Cook's 11th
opening partner since former skipper Andrew Strauss called it a day four
Jennings, 24, should get an immediate run-out for England Lions
against the United Arab Emirates on Thursday before heading to India for
the fourth Test in Mumbai next week.
Ansari is also due to return to England while 26-year-old Dawson, who
made his One Day International and Twenty20 cricket debut this summer,
is expected to arrive in India next week from Bangladesh where he is
playing in the Premier League for Rangpur Raiders.