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James Anderson excluded the remaining Ashes tests after an injury setback

England bowler James Anderson excluded the remaining Ashes Tests after an injury setback

  • James Anderson will play no further role in the Ashes campaign of England
  • The bowler hoped to be back in time for the remaining two tests
  • Anderson staggered wounded to Edgbaston after suffering from a calf injury
  • He recently threw 20 overs for Lancashire's second XI in a game against Durham
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James Anderson's tricky right calf excluded him from the rest of the Ashes when England set up Somerset Seamer Craig Overton in a 13-man team for the fourth Ashes Test.

The injury has plagued Anderson for several weeks, with the recordwicket player from England feeling pain in the area when he wanted to prove his condition earlier this week in a Lancashire Second XI game.

Anderson will therefore miss his home from Old Trafford for the test starting on September 4, with Overton added to the 12 that was named for last week's dramatic one-wicket win at Headingley.

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James Anderson will miss the remaining Tests of the Ashes series after an injury

The 37-year-old threw 20 overs for Lancashire's second XI in a game against Durham, trying to get back on track and prove his return to fitness.

It was clear that Anderson was scheduled to be in the fourth test team in England after he had passed the extensive training.

The English star threw six overs in its opening spell for a Lancashire Second XI

Now Somerset streamer Craig Overton has been drafted into the team for the fourth test

Now Somerset streamer Craig Overton has been drafted into the team for the fourth test

Now Somerset streamer Craig Overton has been drafted into the team for the fourth test

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But the bowler is now deemed unsuitable to return on time.

There has been some control over Jason Roy, whose paltry average of seven innings as a test opener stands at 8.85, but he is retained, meaning that Surrey teammate Ollie Pope – tipped off for a recall – is missing.

Anderson suffered a first injury to his calf during a County Championship match against Durham in June, making his involvement in the first test doubtful.

While he was able to take to the field, another injury to the same area limited him to four overs on the opening morning in Edgbaston and ruled out his involvement in the second and third tests.

His calf injury saw Anderson & # 39; s first test aborted in Edgbaston on August 1

His calf injury saw Anderson & # 39; s first test aborted in Edgbaston on August 1

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His calf injury saw Anderson & # 39; s first test aborted in Edgbaston on August 1

He boosted his recovery by bowling 20 overs on Tuesday while representing Lancashire in a second series against Durham in Chester Boughton Hall and sent down another nine on Thursday.

But it was at the end of his nine-over spell where he became aware of more pain in his calf, and after consultation with the English medical team, he was made unavailable to the rest of the Ashes.

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