While the Three Lions have been dominating in the game's shorter formats, they have lost 15 consecutive test matches in Australia.

England’s James Anderson has reportedly been ruled out of the first Ashes Test with a calf issue.

He was on the verge of becoming the third non-Aussie to play 5 Test matches at the Gabba after Courtney Walsh and Daniel Vettori but latest injury now means England will have to reassess their planning ahead of first match.

Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Ollie Robinson are likely to form England’s pace attack against the arch-rivals.

Anderson has taken 632 wickets in 166 Test matches.

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