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