James Anderson Ruled Out of Chennai Test With Body Soreness

Updated: 15 December 2016 16:58 IST

James Anderson will not play for England in the fifth Test against India, starting in Chennai on Friday

James Anderson Ruled Out of Chennai Test With Body Soreness
James Anderson had a spat with R Ashwin post the India vs England fourth Test. © AFP

James Anderson will not be part of England's fifth Test against India, starting in Chennai on Friday.

Anderson, England's all-time highest wicket-taker in Tests, will miss the inconsequential game owing to "body soreness", according to skipper Alastair Cook.

The pacer had been out since August with a shoulder injury before returning to play the second Test of the five-match series in India.

"Unfortunately Jimmy is ruled out - he's picked up body soreness from the last game. So he's not going to be risked. It is a bit of everything, ankle and shoulder. We are trying to look after him," said captain Cook at the pre-match press conference.

A decision on Stuart Broad will be taken after practice on Thurday. Broad missed the last two Tests with a tendon strain in his right foot, but will look to prove his fitness during England's final training session.

India took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series with an innings victory in the fourth Test in Mumbai.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Highlights
  • James Anderson has been ruled out of first India-England Test
  • He has sufferred body soreness, says captain Cook
  • India have taken unbeatable 3-0 lead in five-game series
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