Jimmy Anderson defends England but Ben Stokes could miss second Test

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• ‘I don’t think there is a problem. A bit of luck can turn it round’
• Ben Stokes a doubt for Headingley with hamstring injury

Jimmy Anderson has offered a bullish defence of England’s Test side, insisting there is “no problem” despite a run of seven defeats in 10 matches, but that confidence was deflated somewhat late on Wednesday night with the news Ben Stokes is an injury doubt with a hamstring problem.

The all-rounder has a tight left hamstring and will be assessed on Thursday before a decision is made on whether he needs a scan. Sam Curran has been drafted into the squad for Friday’s second Test as cover in what is the 19-year-old Surrey all-rounder’s first Test call-up.

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Written by Chris Stocks at Headlingley
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/30/jimmy-anderson-england-team-mates-ignore-critics under the title “Jimmy Anderson defends England but Ben Stokes could miss second Test”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.