James Anderson and Mark Wood to miss tour of Bangladesh due to injury

The seamers have suffered a recurrence of recent injuries to hand the tourists a huge blow ahead of the series, which starts next Friday.

James Anderson and Mark Wood to miss tour of Bangladesh due to injury
Anderson will be a big loss for England (Picture source: Stu Foster / Getty Images)

England seamers James Anderson and Mark Wood have been ruled out of next month's tour of Bangladesh due to a recurrence of recent injuries.

Anderson and Wood to miss Bangladesh tour

Anderson, who is England's all-time leading test wicket-taker with 463 wickets, has not played since the fourth test loss to Pakistan back in August due to a stress fracture in his right shoulder which he hurt again after recovering from the same injury after the third test draw with Sri Lanka in June. 

It is not the first time that Anderson will not play in Bangladesh after being rested for the tour in 2010.

Wood, who had finally made his way back into an England squad after so long away due to having ankle surgery, has been receiving treatment once again on the ankle and will miss the upcoming series.

Wood impressed during England's ODI series with Pakistan during the summer | Photo:
Wood impressed during England's ODI series with Pakistan during the summer | Photo: Gareth Copley / Getty Images

England play three one-day internationals against the Tigers starting in Mirpur on the 7th October, before playing two test matches which begin in Chittagong starting on 20th October.

Wood wasn't only named in the test squad but he was also named in the ODI squad while Anderson was only named in the test squad.

Opportunity for other bowlers to impress the selectors

As a result of Anderson's injury, Jake Ball has been added to the test squad which isn't new for him after being in the squad for the first test with Pakistan during the summer.

The series in Bangladesh could be a chance for ball to impress | Photo: Stu Fortser / Getty Images
The series in Bangladesh could be a chance for ball to impress | Photo: Stu Fortser / Getty Images

The selectors have confirmed that they will consider a further addition to the squad at a later date.

On the other hand, Steven Finn has been added to the ODI squad in place of Wood and will be looking to impress in order to keep his place permanently.

Anderson will be hoping that he recovers from his shoulder injury quickly as England head to India for five-tests which start on the 9th November.