James Anderson’s troublesome right calf has ruled him out of the remainder of the Ashes as England drafted Somerset seamer Craig Overton has been included in the 13-man squad for the fourth Test.
The injury has plagued Anderson for a number of weeks, with England’s record wicket-taker feeling pain in the area as he sought to prove his fitness in a Lancashire Second XI fixture earlier this week.
Sam Curran felt James Anderson removed any doubt about his ability to continueperforming at “world class” levels as England’s seamers left Pakistan introuble at the start of the second Test. Rather than sweep aside criticism ofhis performance in last week’s series opener in Manchester, the most prolificpaceman in Test history admitted that he had slipped below his usual highstandards and asked for the chance to put things right at the Ageas Bowl.
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Joe Root backs James Anderson to hit peak form again in the two remaining test matches against Pakistan adding that Ben Stokes is a big miss and he's spoken to Stuart Broad after his fine for breaching the ICC's code of conduct.
Joe Root confirms that James Anderson will not be rested for the second Testagainst Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl. “Jimmy is likely to play, yes. Wouldn’tyou give him the opportunity with nearly 600 wickets?” Root said.
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A 22-year-old drama student lives in constant fear that an extreme form of asthma will kill her, as the slightest exertion can leave her bedridden and breathing "as if she is underwater" with "an elephant" sitting on her chest.Just 17 when she was diagnosed with brittle asthma - a severe, little understood and sometimes life threatening form of the incurable lung condition - Tabatha Ketteringham can be bedbound for up to two weeks a month and needs a mobility scooter to get around.Tabatha, of Wells, Somerset - who is studying drama at Bristol University and aspires to become a special needs drama therapist - is also scared that it will stop her from achieving her dreams, saying: “Some days, I’m not able to even put my shoes on, walk up the stairs, or have a shower, because it leaves me completely out of breath.
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Households in Preston are banned from mixing indoors or in gardens amid aspike in coronavirus cases. Some residents in the city say the rules areeither confusing or need to be enforced more strongly. It comes a week afterthe same measures were brought in for residents in Greater Manchester, partsof east Lancashire and West Yorkshire, as well as Leicester. The rules willremain in place for those areas for at least another week. Officials saidthere had been a “significant” rise in cases in the under-30 age group in thePreston area.
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Preston is on the verge of lockdown after a rise in Covid-19 cases wererecorded in the city. Lancashire's director for public health expects rulessimilar to Greater Manchester's to come into effect. Preston recorded 49 newcases of coronavirus in the week to July 31, more than double the week before.
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The Government has announced new restrictions to stop the spread ofcoronavirus across Greater Manchester and parts of east Lancashire and WestYorkshire. But what restrictions have been imposed and what areas areaffected?
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Stricter lockdown rules in place as of midnight In parts of Manchester,Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Health Secretary has announced that people arebanned from meeting each other indoors in parts of Greater Manchester, EastLancashire and West Yorkshire from midnight on Thursday July 30. He tweeted alist of where the rules will be imposed naming: Greater Manchester, Blackburnwith Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Rose dale. The Government say thenew stricter rules are part of “immediate action” to keep people safe.
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Steve Smith takes part in his first match since suffering a concussion in the second Ashes Test. The former Australia captain fielded at slip and showed good reflexes to stop a ball travelling to the..
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