England fast bowler James Anderson will not play in the final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval due to a side strain, the BBC reported on Wednesday.The 33-year-old, England’s leading test wicket taker, missed the fourth match at Trent Bridge which the hosts won by an innings and 78 runs to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.Also read: Australia batsman Chris Rogers confirms he will quit after Ashes Mark Wood is likely to keep his place in the team in a four-man pace attack with Stuart Broad, Steven Finn and Ben Stokes.Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that Anderson had trained with the team and was ready to take Wood’s place in the squad. “He had a bowl yesterday and he seemed fine and if he’s fit and ready to go it looks like he would get the nod,” Wood had said on Tuesday.Wood’s persistence to continue training with the team has paid off as he is likely to play in the starting XI.
Liverpool Hot shot Salah breaks another Liverpool goalscoring record Goal Last updated 1 year ago 01:13 2/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images Liverpool Mohamed Salah Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Stats The Egypt international became the quickest Reds player to net 20 goals in the Premier League after scoring the opener against Tottenham Mohamed Salah has surpassed Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge to become the fastest Liverpool player to score 20 goals in the Premier League.The Egypt international pounced on an errant touch from Eric Dier to open the scoring with a third-minute strike against Tottenham on Sunday at Anfield.It was Salah’s 20th goal for Liverpool in 25 league matches since his summer move from Roma. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player 25 – Mohamed Salah has netted 20 goals in just 25 games in the Premier League; the fewest appearances of any Liverpool player to reach 20 goals in the competition. Lightning. pic.twitter.com/zwMvDfhrdA— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 4, 2018In hitting that total, he did so faster than any other Liverpool player — besting the 27-match pace set by Torres and Sturridge.The 25-year-old scored his 21st goal in second-half stoppage time, netting an impressive individual effort that appeared to give Liverpool all three points before Harry Kane’s last-gasp penalty earned a 2-2 draw for Spurs. Salah now ranks fourth all-time for goals scored in the first 25 Premier League matches for a club, tied with the Newcastle duo Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand.Sunderland’s Kevin Phillips holds that record with 24 goals, followed by Newcastle’s Andy Cole on 22 goals.Salah has 28 goals through 34 matches in all competitions for Liverpool this season, having scored six times in the Champions League and added one more in the FA Cup. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web