Anderson to miss Trent Bridge Test

James Anderson leaves the field with a side injury yesterday.
James Anderson leaves the field with a side injury yesterday.
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James Anderson will miss the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge because of the side strain he suffered yesterday at Edgbaston.

The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed this morning that their leading Test wicket-taker will be unavailable for the remainder of the third match of the series, and in Nottingham next week too.

Anderson had to leave the pitch mid-over after pulling out of his action in pain as England closed on a likely victory here, which would put them 2-1 up with two to play against Australia.

The injury was assessed overnight, and an ECB statement read: “England bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of remainder of the current Investec Ashes Test with a side strain.

“Anderson will be unavailable for the fourth Test, beginning on Thursday August 6 at Trent Bridge, and his availability for the final Test in the series will be determined in due course.”

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