England seamer James Anderson is out of the second Ashes Test due to a calf injury. The seamer left the field from the first Ashes against Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham after bowled only four overs. After two MRI scans, it was confirmed that he has a problem in his right calf and he will be out for the second Ashes.

James Anderson is out of second Ashes test

The 36-year-old paceman already suffered several times for injury. It was also cloudy whether he could take part in the first test or nor. However, he joined the team and play, but fail to continue after this injury. Now, he won’t be at Lord’s, London for the second test.

James Anderson won't be part of Lords
James Anderson won’t be part of Lords

Without their all-time best pacer, England also seemed hapless. The visitor easily beat them by massive 251 runs and to go 1-0 up in the five-match series. Anderson batted in both innings but only stumbled on the pitch.

Who is likely to be the replacement of him? The answer is probably Jofra Archer. The 24-year old was around the squad during the first test and was sub-fielder. His injury barred him to join in England squad.

But, there’s a problem with Archer. He didn’t play any first-class cricket match in 2019. It could prove a huge block. In order to get him in the best shape for Ashes, there’s a plan already on the card. He will play a red-ball match for Sussex 2nd XI against Warwickshire, which runs from August 6 to 8.

It’s true that James Anderson won’t be around and he will not play for long as he is approaching his last days in cricket. England should better try to find his suitable successor or they will keep struggling in Test cricket.