Anderson ruled out of Test

England seamer James Anderson has been ruled out of the final Test against India due to 'body soreness'.

Thursday, 15th December 2016, 6:48 am
Updated Thursday, 15th December 2016, 11:22 am
Anderson - missing

Skipper Alastair Cook revealed that England would rest their record wicket-taker with the series already lost.

“Unfortunately Jimmy is ruled out - he’s picked up body soreness from the last game,” Cook said at a press conference.

“So he’s not going to be risked.”

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The Lancastrian’s absence could be tempered by the return of his long-time new-ball partner Stuart Broad.

Broad missed the past two Tests with a tendon strain in his right foot, but will look to prove his fitness during England’s final training session in Chennai on Thursday.

“We’ll make a decision on Broady after this training session,” Cook added.