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England fast-bowler, James Anderson said he is not “giving up” on playing again in the current Ashes series despite his injury in the first Test. Anderson, England’s leading wicket-taker, was injured after bowling just four overs in the first Test defeat to Australia with a recurrence of a calf injury.

“My focus now is to get better and try everything possible to play a role later in the series. I’m sure there will come a point where other bowlers either get injured or need a rest. I certainly have no intention of giving up. If I don’t play against Australia, then the winter tours to New Zealand and South Africa are the next target,” Anderson said.

Anderson has been ruled out of the second Test and will need to prove his fitness in a match before returning, but the veteran is hopeful of playing a role. Meanwhile, World Cup star Jofra Archer took 6-27 in 12.1 overs for Sussex 2nd XI against Gloucestershire and is expected to replace Anderson in 2nd Test.

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