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Broad ruled out for Test series against India

Broad ruled out for Test series against India

Stuart Broad is out of the Test series against India, after a right calf muscle injury.

Broad went for an MRI scan on Wednesday in London, which disclosed the tear on the right calf muscle, he suffered when he occurs to slip during a light warm ahead of training at Lord's and Broad will be ruled out for Test series

England has called Saqib Mahmood in the squad as a cover onwards second test match of five Tests starting on Thursday at Lord's and could be in line in shocking debut with Anderson, which is a doubt to make with injury after Broad ruled out for Test series.

Anderson skipped training on Wednesday morning, and The decision was a healthy judge. Still, England could get into trouble without both their senior seamers into the second Test.

He will miss his 150th Test after he was unable to put weight on his left foot.

If both seamers are ruling out, Since 2007, it will be only the second home Test not to feature neither Broad nor Anderson.

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Broad's injury comes after the first Test. India's first innings broad went wicketless before finding a good flow the second time, claiming KL Rahul's wicket on the fourth evening before rain washed out an intriguing final day. He currently has 524 wickets at 27.84 in his 149 Tests, placing him sixth on the all-time Test wicket-takers list.

England's white-ball squad impressed in the recent series against Pakistan, Mahmood was setting up with the team on Wednesday at Lord's.

Moeen Ali is also expecting to return to the side to provide England with a spin option. Mark Wood - unused in the first Test - is likely to join Ollie Robinson to frontline seamer's attack, with Sam Curran will be retained in a regular allrounder's part.

Craig Overton and Mahmood, the Somerset allrounder and fast-bowling back cover, with one of the two replacing Anderson if he is out of Test.

The team announced that the off-spinner Dom Bess would return to Yorkshire to play in the Royal London Cup after being released from the Test squad.

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