England faces a big setback in Ashes series

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England faces a big setback in Ashes series

LONDON - England faces a big setback in Ashes series as England star James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the Ashes series.

He has been hit with a calf injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Friday.

Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker, has not bowled in the series since breaking down with the injury after sending down just four overs in Australia’s 251-run win in the first Test at Edgbaston.

There had been hopes the 37-year-old Lancashire paceman would be fit for the fourth Test at his Old Trafford home ground starting on Wednesday. But after bowling during a second XI match against Durham this week he has been declared unfit for the final two Tests of the series.