Anderson ruled out of Ashes as England
announce squad for fourth Test
England have announced a 13-man squad for the fourth Ashes Test,
excluding pacer James Anderson, who has been ruled out of the remainder of the
Craig Overton, who played the last of his three Tests in March 2018, has
been added to the squad for the Old Trafford Test, which starts on 4 September.
Anderson has been ruled out after failing to recover from the calf
injury that kept him out of the second and third Tests. He was charting his
road to recovery, but suffered another setback on Thursday, when he had to pull
out of the game while representing Lancashire’s 2nd XI.
Playing against Durham,
Anderson bowled 20 overs without any apparent discomfort, but nine overs into
his spell on Thursday, he reported calf pain and had to seek medical attention.