James Anderson ruled out of the remainder of Ashes 2019

first_imgJames Anderson has been ruled out of the The Ashes after the recurrence of a calf pain during a 4-day friendly against Durham for Lancashire’s second XI.Anderson, the most successful pacer in Test history, played the first Test but managed to bowl only 4 overs before he was sidelined with an old calf problem.England, on a high after a stunning heist at Headingly, were expecting to see Anderson return for the 4th Test at Old Trafford starting September 4.However, James Anderson, who has 575 wickets from 149 Tests and ranks only behind Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble in the list of all-time leading Test wicket-takers, was ruled out of the remainder of the Ashes.In Anderson’s absence, Jofra Archer made a huge impact with his blistering pace. The fast bowling duties will now be shared by Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes.Somerset seamer Craig Overtonn was added to the England squad for the 4th Test.Also Read | Test cricket must jazz itself up to survive T20 onslaught: Gautam GambhirAlso See:last_img

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