England pacer James Anderson has been ruled out of the one-off Test against Ireland at Lord’s starting Wednesday. The 36-year-old failed to recover from a torn calf muscle, an injury which has now put him in doubt for England’s Ashes opener in Edgbaston in just over a week’s time. Also Read - ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma Attains Career-Best 8th Position in Batsmen's List; Ravichandran Ashwin Climbs to 3rd in Bowlers' Tally

Anderson sustained a minor tear to his right calf muscle while playing for Lancashire against Durham in Sedburgh on July 2. He has not bowled competitively for almost three weeks and did not bowl during England’s training session on Monday after feeling some discomfort. Also Read - Highlights Ind vs Eng 3rd Test Day 1 Motera As it Happened: Rohit Sharma Fifty, Axar Patel's Six-For Headline India's Dominance in Pink-Ball Test

England had been optimistic about his recovery with national selector Ed Smith intimating that Anderson may play with a limited workload against Ireland. However, when he could not bowl during the training session, the team management decided to take no risk with the veteran seamer. Also Read - India vs England 2021: James Anderson Makes His Pitch Prediction Ahead of 3rd Test in Motera