SOMERSET seamer Craig Overton is to leave the England Lions' tour of the UAE after picking up a back injury.

The Lions begin their series with a four-day 'unofficial' Test against Pakistan A in Abu Dhabi on Sunday but they will line up without the 24-year-old, who was part of both the red ball and white ball squads.

Overton, whose twin brother Jamie is also part of the squad along with Dom Bess and Lewis Gregory, will return home for treatment.

The England Lions medical team said: "Craig developed low back pain while bowling in training and scans subsequently revealed that he has sustained a disc injury.

"In collaboration with Somerset, the decision has been made for Craig to return to the UK for rehabilitation."