Birmingham: Chris Tremlett has been ruled out of the third against India at Edgbaston having failed to recover from the hamstring and back injuries which forced him to miss the previous match at Trent Bridge.
He had been included in the 13-man squad for Wednesday's Test but wasn't able to train on Monday or Tuesday so there was no chance of him being considered. An ECB update added he "will receive ongoing treatment ahead of the fourth Test".
Tremlett initially suffered a hamstring injury towards the end of the Lord's Test and then went down with a back spasm in training the day before the Trent Bridge match started. With the final Test starting at The Oval after just a three day gap it remains doubtful whether Tremlett will play any further part in this series.
It means that Tim Bresnan will retain his place for Edgbaston after a superb all-round performance last week where he scored 90 and claimed a career-best 5 for 48 in the second innings. Steven Finn is also part of the squad but is unlikely to be considered given the success of the current unit in securing a 2-0 series lead.