England’s fast bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of the second Ashes test due to the calf injury.
In the first Ashes test against Australia at Edgbaston, Anderson left the field having bowled just four overs due to the tightness in the right calf. After he took two MRI scans, it was revealed the calf – the same one he tore against Durham in a County Championship match for Lancashire, has been damaged further.
Anderson is likely to be replaced with Jofra Archer who has been around the squad during the first test and spent time on the field as a sub-fielder.
Archer has not played any first-class cricket in 2019, so in order to fasten him as quickly as possible, he will play a red-ball match for Sussex 2nd XI against Warwickshire, from August 6 to 8.
And the other player who is expected to be replaced with is Olly Stone, who has an impressive bowling figure of 3 for 29 in the first innings against Ireland. Surrey’s left-arm allrounder Sam Curran is also expected to be in the discussion.