England fast bowler James Anderson is ruled out of England’s one-off test against Ireland at Lord’s. He is suffering from a calf injury. He will be available for the first Ashes test after undergoing a continues assessment.
“He (Anderson) will continue to be assessed ahead of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston on August 1,” – England and Wales Cricket Board said.
Anderson is all-time record-breaker amongst fast bowlers and holds the record of most wickets for England in both Test and One Day International Cricket.
Anderson picked up the injury at Lancashire, on July 2 and five days later it turned up to be a tear in the MRI scan.
Though he was announced in the squad for the Ireland test, it was still uncertain to be in the final Xl. Now, he will be continuously focusing on his fitness for the opening of the Ashes series which begins on August 1.
Fast bowler Olly Stone, has been named in the side to face Ireland test on Wednesday.