Ashes: James Anderson misses first Test against Australia

England cricket captain Joe Root has announced that James Anderson will miss the second Test against Australia due to a side strain. Anderson was hit by an awkward bouncer which forced him off on 49 during England’s first innings, with Jake Ball taking his place in the XI.

The Ashes was a cricket match that took place in Australia. James Anderson missed the first Test against Australia because of injury.

James AndersonEngland’s management has kept Anderson under wraps in order to focus on more profitable courses later in the tour.

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James Anderson, England’s top wicket-taker, has been rested for the first Ashes Test against Australia, with Ollie Pope taking his place in the 12-man selection ahead of Jonny Bairstow.

Jack Leach, a spinner, is in the squad, as is Ben Stokes, who hasn’t played significant cricket since July.

The match will begin at 00:00 GMT on Wednesday at the Gabba in Brisbane.

Anderson, the 39-year-old seam bowler, is not hurt, but England wants to limit his workload.

England is attempting to reclaim the Ashes, which Australia won in a 2-2 tie in the United Kingdom in 2019.

Anderson has said that on his sixth trip to Australia, he hopes to feature in three of the five Tests.

The second Test, a day-nighter in Adelaide, starts barely four days after the first and may favor Anderson and England more because to the bowlers’ predicted movement.

“Jimmy isn’t going to play, but he’s in good shape. It’s only a preventative measure “Jos Buttler, the wicketkeeper, remarked

“We want a man like him to be ready to play as big of a role as possible because it’s obviously a very lengthy series.” Jimmy has been bowling brilliantly, and facing him in the nets was a fantastic challenge heading into a Test match.

“Jimmy seems to be unconcerned by his age at the moment. He’s in terrific form, his talents are outstanding, and he seems to be always striving to grow and learn new things.”

Anderson was hurt on the first morning of the first Ashes Test in 2019 at Edgbaston and did not return for the rest of the series.

Australia captain Pat Cummins, who is leading his side for the first time since Tim Paine stepped down, said he would have loved to see Anderson in the opposing attack.

“He’s clearly a terrific player, and it’s a pity he won’t be out there tomorrow,” he added. “However, it doesn’t impact what we’re going to do.”

“When I look around our squad, I see that we have a unique group of players.

“In our changing room, we’ve got some of the greatest Australian cricketers of all time, and when you have the majority of them clicking, we’re going to be a fairly difficult side to defeat.”

England coach Chris Silverwood has chosen 23-year-old Pope over 32-year-old Bairstow, who made a superb century in Perth in 2017 but has been in mediocre form since his Test return earlier this year. Pope averages 32.16 in his first 20 matches.

After being summoned into the team as a substitute for Paine, wicketkeeper Alex Carey is ready to make his debut for Australia.

England hasn’t won at the Gabba since 1986, however Australia did lose their 33-year unbroken record there in January when they were defeated by India.

The whole team

Haseeb Hameed, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Joe Root (c), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wkt), Haseeb Hameed, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood


Jonathan Agnew is a cricket journalist for the BBC.

Anderson has been troubled by a small calf strain since the start of the tour, and although he was judged fit to play and bowled in the nets on Tuesday, doing so at this early point and with a day-night match in Adelaide to follow is considered too hazardous.

England’s concern is warranted given his terrible record at the Gabba. Is it possible that they will play without both Broad and Anderson? It’s conceivable, but the storms that are predicted every day might mean Leach misses out, and Stokes’ ability to contribute with the ball is also in doubt.

Because Pope has been chosen over Bairstow, one of Broad, Mark Wood, or Jack Leach will be in charge of the beverages.


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