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No Anderson as England unchanged for India test

England's all-time leading wicket taker continues is still recovering from a shoulder injury and will miss the first test in Rajkot but could return in time for the second

No Anderson as England unchanged for India test

Anderson ruled out of India test with injury

Fast bowler James Anderson has been left out once again as England named an unchanged 16-man squad for their five-Test series against India.

Anderson, who has taken a record 473 Test wickets for England, had already been ruled out of next month's opening Test in Rajkot as he continued to recover from a shoulder injury. The 34-year-old was forced to miss England's test series in Bangladesh but could join the squad for the remaining four Tests of the India tour.

Anderson is England's all-time leading wicket taker in test matches

England unchanged from Bangladesh series

England are also without paceman Mark Wood due to an ankle injury but have elected not to draft in another seamer, leaving the squad unchanged from the two-Test series with Bangladesh.

Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes, Steven Finn and Jake Ball are the pace bowlers in the squad, with Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Gareth Batty and Zafar Ansari the spinners.

England secured a 22-run victory over Bangladesh in Chittagong on Monday and will close the two-Test series in Dhaka this weekend. They open their series against India in Rajkot on the 9th November and will also play matches in Visakhapatnam, Mohali, Mumbai and Chennai.

England's players celebrate after beating Bangladesh

England squad for India Test series

Alastair Cook (Essex; captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Zafar Ansari (Surrey), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire, wkt), Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Gareth Batty (Surrey), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Haseeb Hameed (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).