England announce squad, Anderson out of third Test against Windies

Updated: 03 June 2012 14:27 IST

England left spearhead fast bowler James Anderson out of their 12-man squad announced Sunday for the third and final Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston starting on Thursday.

England announce squad, Anderson out of third Test against Windies
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London:

England left spearhead fast bowler James Anderson out of their 12-man squad announced Sunday for the third and final Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston starting on Thursday.

But the England selectors insisted the 29-year-old Lancashire star was being omitted to "overcome several minor injury niggles" rather than being rested on grounds of squad rotation.

Seam bowlers Steven Finn and Graham Onions, yet to feature in the series but included in 13-man squads ahead of five-wicket and nine-wicket wins at Lord's and Trent Bridge respectively that have given England an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series, will compete to fill the place left vacant by Anderson's absence.

England 3rd Test squad:

Andrew Strauss (capt), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonathan Bairstow, Matt Prior (wkt), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, Graham Onions

Topics : Cricket England Chris Gayle Pakistan West Indies Graham Onions Australia Gary Kirsten Edgbaston, Birmingham Steven Finn Ravi Rampaul MS Dhoni Bangladesh James Anderson
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