Meaker called up by England

Stuart Meaker has played just two ODIs for England

Stuart Meaker has played just two ODIs for England

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England have called up Surrey seamer Stuart Meaker as cover for James Anderson for the second NatWest Series match against Australia.

Anderson, who was troubled by a tight groin in the first one-day international at Lord's on Friday, was expected to recover in time for Sunday's match at the Kia Oval.

However, England, who lead the five-match series 1-0, decided to call in Meaker as a precaution.

The Surrey seamer has played two ODIs for England, the last against India in Kolkata last October.

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