Anderson ruled out for England

A groin problem has sidelined bowler James Anderson

A groin problem has sidelined bowler James Anderson

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England fast bowler James Anderson had to miss Sunday's second NatWest Series match against Australia because of a groin injury.

Anderson, troubled by a 'tight groin' in Friday's victory at Lord's, was replaced at the Kia Oval by Jade Dernbach - the only change to England's winning team. Australia were also without one of their frontline bowlers because of injury - teenager Pat Cummins will play no further part in the five-match series after suffering a side strain in the first match.

The tourists, who won the toss and chose to bat first, made one other change as they seek to level at 1-1 - bringing Peter Forrest in for fellow batsman Steve Smith. Forrest was expected to bat at number three, with George Bailey dropping down the order to replace Smith at six.

Left-armer Mitchell Johnson was the man who came in for Cummins


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