The veteran and the most successful England pacer, James Anderson is likely to miss the second Test match against India. He missed the training on Wednesday due to a tight quad. Although, it was told that adding Saqib Mahmood to the squad was a precautionary move, things are not good for Anderson.
Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes are already out of the series, while Stuart Broad is also doubtful after slipping while doing a light warm-up.
According to ESPNCricinfo, Broad could even miss the remaining matches if the injury is serious.
Saqib Mahmood might play his first Test with all the latest injury concerns troubling the hosts. He was one of the best performers in the three-match ODI series against Pakistan where he took nine wickets at a brilliant average of 13.66.
Meanwhile, England have recalled experienced all-rounder Moeen Ali for the second test against India at Lord’s that starts on Thursday.
The 34-year-old Moeen has played 61 tests for his country but in only one in the last two years, against India in Chennai almost six months ago.
England, outplayed for long periods of the drawn series opener in Nottingham, believes Moeen can re-balance the side in the continued absence of fellow all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes.