Jimmy Anderson injured with a side strain, ruled out of 4th Ashes Test

Jimmy Anderson injured with a side strain, ruled out of 4th Ashes Test

Jimmy Anderson
Jimmy Anderson injured with a side strain, ruled out of 4th Ashes Test. (© Getty Images)

Jimmy Anderson injured with a side strain, ruled out of 4th Ashes Test: Wondering why Stuart Broad started the proceedings for England today? Well, Jimmy Anderson, England’s pace pack leader, injured himself on the 2nd day of 3rd test of the Ashes 2015. England was moving close to the victory at the end of the second day, when the Anderson was forced to leave the field in the middle overs due to his side strain to their disappointment. Jimmy was a success in the last two days of the third test in the Edgbaston ground of Birmingham. He took 6 wickets in the first innings whereas 1 in the second before leaving the field, and could not support his team in taking the remaining three wickets, the side is hopeful of taking a lead in the Ashes with a win today.

The news of further disappointment for the English side is that Jimmy would be unable to play in the 4th Ashes Test that is to start on 6th of August in Trent Bridge. Anderson holds a record of 53 wickets at an average of 19 on this field. The leading bowler of England Team has chances to miss upon the fifth test as well that is to be played at The Oval. Inter-coastal injuries like this usually take eight weeks to heal. The next question to be solved is the replacement for Anderson, which will either be Mark Wood, who has been rested for this game. Chances also are that Liam Plunkett could be considered or a debut in the test world Mark Footitt from Derbyshire who could be given a chance as well.

Before the injury, Jimmy Anderson was successful in taking his 700th international wicket. Also, the last two days have seen a commendable comeback performance by speedster Steve Finn who also has a 7 wicket haul in the Test and is leading the English charge in the 3rd test which has almost guaranteed them a victory.