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James Anderson and Wood to miss Bangladesh tour

LONDON: In a recent development asserted by English Cricket Board, fast bowlers James Anderson and Mark Wood have been ruled out of England’s tour to Bangladesh due to injury.

England’s all-time leading wicket taker James Anderson is to miss the Bangladesh series due to shoulder injury he received during Pakistan series last month, while Mark Wood has been having treatment for an ankle injury.

England are scheduled to play three ODIs and two Tests on Bangladesh tour, for which they leave on Thursday.

Jake Ball, who was originally picked for the ODIs, has now been given a place in Tests team too. Whereas, Steven Finn’s name has been added to ODIs as well. England’s selectors will consider a further replacement for the Test squad at a later date.

The first Test begins in Chittagong on October 20.

An ECB statement confirming that Anderson and Wood would miss the Bangladesh tour said Thursday: “Anderson has been withdrawn from the Test squad due to an ongoing injury to his right shoulder. He requires more time to ensure optimal healing of a stress fracture he sustained during the summer.

“Durham seamer Wood has had a recurrence of left ankle symptoms. Both players will be reviewed by the ECB’s medical team on a regular basis and further updates will be provided on their progress in due course.

“Middlesex’s Steven Finn is added to the ODI squad. Nottinghamshire’s Jake Ball is added to the Test squad and selectors will consider a further replacement for the Test squad at a later date.”