On Tuesday, in the match of Second Test of the Ashes Series against Australia, the star pacer of England James Anderson got a calf injury, and got ruled out of the match due to the injury. James Anderson is one of the best pacers of England, and this is a huge loss to the team of England.
Anderson still batted in the match and he had bowled just for four overs. But afterwards, he had to leave the field due to his injury and Olly Stone and Jofra Archer took his place in the middle of the match and continued in which England lost the match on Monday by 251 runs.
Anderson’s chances of playing in the rest of the series would be reassessed on “an ongoing basis” said The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
“Hard losing Jimmy early on but these things happen,” said by England’s captain Joe Root.
James Anderson is England’s all-time leading wicket-taker of the team. But, as his calf got torn, the team had to suffer a huge loss while playing for the Lancashire against Durham which held last month.
Anderson was forced to leave the field due to his injury on July 2, day three of Lancashire’s match against Durham. Root said on Monday that Anderson has passed all the medical tests and was fit to play matches. It was an agreed decision for him to play.
He also said that they will turn up to Lord’s and will try to not to make any sudden decisions for the team in the coming days. “And we are very clear about whom we are going to add in our squad” he added.
The inclusion of Anderson will be called before the Second Test at Lord’s.