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England blow as Anderson ruled out of rest of Ashes

30th August 2019, 14:52 by Aidan Perkins

Jimmy Anderson will miss the remaining two Ashes Tests against Australia after failing to recover from his calf injury.

The seam bowler, England's record Test wicket-taker, has been on the sidelines with the recurrence of his calf injury suffered at the start of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

The Lancashire star bowled just four overs in Birmingham before going off hurt and had sat out the second and third Ashes Tests in the hope of recovering in time for next week's game at Old Trafford.

However, he's not been able to prove his fitness in time and will miss the final two matches, including the final Test at The Oval which starts on September 12.

Somerset's Craig Overton has been called into England's 13-man squad for the next Test as cover but, unless there are more injuries, the pace attack of Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes is set to be retained.

The Ashes series is currently level at 1-1 after three Tests following the stunning Ben Stokes-inspired Headingley victory for England last weekend.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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