- James Anderson out of first Test
- Big blow to England
- First Test will be played from December 8
England has suffered a major setback ahead of the first Test of the Ashes starting on Wednesday, 8 December at the Gabba ground in Brisbane. According to media reports, James Anderson, an important link of the England team, has been out of the first Test due to injury.
James Anderson did not appear in the first Ashes Test due to a muscle strain. Earlier, James Anderson could not play in the series after the first Test due to the same injury from the 2019 Ashes series. Anderson’s injury just before the first Test has increased the problems of the England team.
39-year-old James Anderson is at the last stage of his career, Anderson played the last Test series against India this year. Anderson took 15 wickets in 4 Tests against the Indian team. England has high hopes from James Anderson against Australia, but Anderson’s injury has forced England to change its strategy. Anderson has played 166 Tests for England and has taken 632 wickets in his name.
England have Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson and Craig Overton as fast bowlers. Along with this, Ben Stokes will also return from the Ashes series on the cricket field after a long time.
England has kept Jack Leach as spinner, England may have to make significant changes in the bowling attack after Anderson’s injury. At the same time, the Australian team has announced its playing XI a day before. Alex Carey will make his Test debut for Australia in the first Test of the Ashes.
The Ashes is currently occupied by the Australian team. The Ashes series played in England in 2019 was a 2-2 draw. Both the teams will expect a tough match this time as well. Australia will step on the field for the first time under the leadership of its new captain Pat Cummins.