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James Anderson ruled out of 2nd Ashes Test

James Anderson ruled out of 2nd Ashes Test

England fast-bowler, James Anderson will miss next week's second Ashes Test at Lord's due to the calf injury that curtailed his involvement in the series opener. The pacer passed every fitness test prior to the first Ashes Test but soon got himself injured after bowling just four overs during Australia’s first innings.

Anderson has played a Lord’s Test every year since 2007 but it was confirmed on Tuesday he will not be fit for the second Test and no date was put on his return. World Cup star Jofra Archer is vying to replace Anderson after his own fitness issues ruled him out of the Edgbaston Test

“Anderson will miss the second Test match, which starts at Lord's on Wednesday, August 14th. He will be reassessed on an ongoing basis regarding his availability for the rest of the Ashes series," ECB said in a statement.