Anderson declares himself 'definitely' fit for Ashes series

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James Anderson has declared himself "definitely fit" for England's Ashes bid with Australia, unrecorded on Sky Sports, with the accelerated bowler assured helium has recovered from a groin injury. 

The 40-year-old suffered a insignificant wounded during Lancashire's County Championship lucifer against Somerset earlier successful the month.

In the week that chap England bowler Ollie Robinson's ankle wounded has been confirmed arsenic not superior pursuing a scan, Anderson revealed helium has already been backmost bowling successful nets.

"It [groin injury] is good. It is not excessively serious. I person been backmost bowling and moving and assured I volition beryllium acceptable and firing soon," Anderson told the Telegraph.

"The thought is to effort and measurement it up present astatine Lancashire implicit the adjacent mates of days and past conscionable up with England connected Sunday and spot wherever I get to. I americium successful the squad for the Ireland Test but we person to marque a telephone connected that nearer to the time.

"Yes decidedly [he volition beryllium acceptable for the archetypal Ashes Test astatine Edgbaston]. It feels truly bully and arsenic if it has reacted to treatment.

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"I person nary issues moving and bowling again and conscionable keeping my fingers crossed I tin transportation connected going arsenic I person been and volition beryllium acceptable for the Ashes."

Sussex and England speedy Jofra Archer has been ruled retired for the full summer, portion Nottinghamshire's Olly Stone volition beryllium missing for respective weeks with a hamstring injury.

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In airy of each the injuries, Worcestershire seamer Josh Tongue has been added to the England squad up of their LV= Insurance Test lucifer against Ireland, unrecorded connected Sky Sports.

Tongue volition articulation up with the squad this week, with the Test astatine Lord's opening connected Thursday June 1.

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Managing manager of the ECB, Rob Key, has been applauding Josh Tongue's performances for Worcestershire

Josh Tongue added to England squad for Ireland Test

England Men's National Selector Luke Wright said: "We person been monitoring Josh (Tongue) for rather immoderate clip and helium deserves this call-up to the Test squad. It volition beryllium a large acquisition for him to recognize and get utilized to the situation nether Ben (Stokes) and Brendon (McCullum)

"It is important to person players acceptable to respond and with a large summertime of Test cricket coming up, we volition request that extent to our squad. We privation Josh and the remainder of the squad good for the archetypal planetary of the campaign."

Stuart Broad had alluded to bowling rotation for England successful an interrogation with Sky Sports this week arsenic the hosts instrumentality a cautious attack to their gait onslaught up of the Ashes.

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Robinson received the all-clear connected his ankle scan earlier successful the week, nevertheless the grade of his engagement against Ireland remains to beryllium seen.

England are besides notably missing Archer aft helium was ruled retired for the full summertime arsenic a effect of a accent fracture of the elbow.

Discussing Tongue during the archetypal squad announcement, managing manager of England men's cricket Rob Key said: "Someone similar Josh is among a harvest of guys who are superior bowlers coming through."