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Home / Cricket / Ashes 2019: England pacer James Anderson leaves Edgbaston due to calf injury

Ashes 2019: England pacer James Anderson leaves Edgbaston due to calf injury

Anderson, 37, had been struggling to be fit for the series opener due to a calf injury picked up while playing for his county, Lancashire, in early July, but was passed fit on Wednesday to play.

cricket Updated: Aug 01, 2019 22:36 IST
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James Anderson receives attention during the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston.
James Anderson receives attention during the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston.(AFP)

England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson has left Edgbaston to go for a scan on a tight calf, leaving his side a bowler down against Australia on day one of the first Ashes test on Thursday.

Anderson, 37, had been struggling to be fit for the series opener due to a calf injury picked up while playing for his county, Lancashire, in early July, but was passed fit on Wednesday to play.

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Opening the bowling, Anderson caused the Australian batsmen plenty of problems early on without taking a wicket, but conceded only one run from four overs.

Chris Woakes replaced Anderson in the bowling attack and the veteran paceman did not bowl again, failing to take to the field after lunch as he left for his scan.

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