England paceman James Anderson has been excluded in England’s 16-man squad for the five-Test match series against India as he continues his recovery from shoulder injury.
The 34-year-old, who is the country’s record Test wicket-taker with 463 scalps in 119 matches, has been ruled out of next month’s opener in Rajkot.
After wrapping up the Bangladesh series, England travel to India and the first Test gets underway in Rajkot, which starts on November 9, followed by the other four tests at Visakhapatnam, Mohali, Mumbai and Chennai.
England’s tour of India:
Nov 9-13 1st Test Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Nov 17-21 2nd Test ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Nov 26-30 3rd Test IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Dec 8-12 4th Test Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Dec 16-20 5th Test MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Jan 15 1st ODI Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Jan 19 2nd ODI Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Jan 22 3rd ODI Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Jan 26 1st T20I Green Park, Kanpur
Jan 29 2nd T20I Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
Feb 1 3rd T20I M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
England Squad: AN Cook (Captain), MM Ali, ZS Ansari, JM Bairstow (wkt), JT Ball, GS Ballance, GJ Batty, SCJ Broad, JC Buttler, BM Duckett, ST Finn, H Hameed, AU Rashid, JE Root, BA Stokes, CR Woakes.