London: Pacer Stuart Meaker has been called by the England team as cover for the injured Steven Finn ahead of the four-Test series against India starting November 15.

"Surrey pace bowler Stuart Meaker will join England in India next week, ahead of the four-day game in Ahmedabad, as fast bowling cover while Steven Finn continues his recovery from a thigh strain," the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.

Meaker, who has been capped twice in the 50-over format, will return to the England Performance Programme once Finn is available for selection.

"The 23-year-old's arrival date is subject to obtaining the necessary visa early next week."

Finn picked up the injury during the first practice game against India A in Mumbai.

After the ongoing second practice game against Mumbai A, England will head to Ahmedabad for the third and final warm-up match against Haryana.

(Agencies)

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