England rocked by huge blow on Ashes eve

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England has been rocked by an wounded to James Anderson connected the eve of the Ashes series, with a calf occupation acceptable to support the 39-year-old retired of the archetypal Test successful Brisbane.

The Cricketer reports that Anderson, the 3rd highest wicket-taker successful Test history, volition miss the match, with squad absorption not consenting to hazard him, though the wounded is not deemed to beryllium serious.

He's expected to beryllium acceptable for the 2nd Test successful Adelaide.

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Chris Woakes and Mark Wood are some reportedly acceptable to play, leaving 3 players successful contention for the last 2 bowling spots - Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson and Jack Leach.

Anderson was England's starring wicket-taker connected their past circuit of Australia, taking 17 wickets astatine an mean of 27.82, including 5-43 successful the 2nd innings successful Adelaide.

James Anderson during the 4th Test against India earlier this year. (Getty)

The seasoned bowled conscionable 4 overs successful the 2019 Ashes bid successful England earlier being sidelined with a calf strain.

He hasn't played since England's Test lucifer against India astatine The Oval successful aboriginal September, with Brisbane's caller bedewed upwind denying him the accidental to physique up his lucifer fitness.

Anderson has taken 104 Ashes wickets successful his career, astatine an mean of 34.57.

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