James Anderson ruled out of solitary Test against Ireland

Due to a calf injury, James Anderson will miss the upcoming solitary Test against Ireland. The pacer though might recover before the Ashes 2019. Read to know more
James Anderson ruled out of solitary Test against Ireland
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England’s veteran fast-bowler, James Anderson has been ruled out of the upcoming solitary Test against Ireland following a calf injury. Warwickshire fast bowler Olly Stone has been named in the squad. Anderson had earlier desired to appear in this match before heading to the all-important Ashes. However, having injured himself while playing for his county, Lancashire, England’s highest wicket-taker failed to recover on time for the Ireland Test. 

 

An England Cricket Board (ECB) statement said, “Jimmy will continue to be assessed ahead of the first Specsavers Ashes Test at Edgbaston on August 1,"

England would be hoping Anderson recovers on time as he will play a vital role in the Ashes. His services not only make Englishmen a strong bowling unit but adds to the think-tank as well, considering his experience in the red-ball cricket. 

 

Meanwhile, opener Jason Roy and seamer, Olly Stone have been confirmed to make their debut in the longer-version of game. Several top England players are going to miss out on this match, hence it will be an opportunity for bench players to make an impact.

 

England squad for Ireland Test

Jason Roy, Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Olly Stone

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