Tremlett ruled out, Onions called up

Tremlett ruled out, Onions called up

Anderson, who has been a crucial cog in England’s pace attack, apparently experienced tightness in his right quadriceps during the course of the third Test at Edgbaston and the paceman will continue to be monitored over the next 48 hours, according to a release from the ECB on Monday. With 18 wickets in three Tests, Anderson is the second highest wicket-taker in the four-match series behind Stuart Broad (21).

“Unfortunately Chris Tremlett has failed a fitness test and won't be available for selection for the fourth Test, despite showing strong signs of recovery over the past few days. Chris’ absence in conjunction with what appears to be a minor injury concern to Jimmy Anderson has led to a call up of Graham Onions as a precautionary bowling cover,” said England’s National selector Geoff Miller.

Onions has taken 28 wickets in eight Tests and his last appearance for England was in early 2010 against South Africa at Cape Town. It is unlikely the Durham paceman will make it to the final 11 even if Anderson is ruled out. Steven Finn, who has been part of the squad for the last two matches, will be the obvious first choice.

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