Side strain rules Anderson out of 3rd Ashes test, all of 4th

BIRMINGHAM: England fast bowler James Anderson will miss the rest of the third Ashes test and all of the fourth at Trent Bridge with a left side strain.


The England and Wales Cricket Board made the announcement on Friday, a day after England’s all-time leading test wicket-taker walked off the pitch hurt in mid-over at Edgbaston in the last session of the second day.

The ECB statement adds “his availability for the final test in the series will be determined in due course.” The fifth test starts on Aug. 20 at The Oval.

Anderson took 6-47 in Australia’s first innings at Edgbaston, and has 413 test wickets overall.