No wonder many Australia players have likened Anderson’s injury to the moment Australia pace great Glenn McGrath trod on a stray ball before the start of the 2005 Edgbaston Test and was ruled out with an ankle injury which also sidelined him from the fourth Test of that...
Finn, who wasn’t a regular choice for the Ashes 2015 and came as a substitute in the playing XI for injured Mark Wood, has shown that his hard work has brought him back to the ideal line and length that helped him in becoming the youngest English player to bag 50 Test wickets.
But Anderson s injury could hamper England s bid to go 2-1 up in the five-match Ashes series on Friday as bowling substitutes are not allowed under cricket s rules or Laws, although a replacement fielder is permitted.
Joe Root with 63 top-scored for England who were boosted by an entertaining eighth-wicket stand of 87 between Moeen Ali (59) and Broad (31). “I used to put myself under a huge amount of pressure when I went out there and played”, Finn said.