5 Aug 2009

England bring in some cover for 4th Ashes test

9:17 am on 5 August 2009

Australia have some injury worries ahead of this week's fourth Ashes cricket Test at Headingley with series leading runscorer Michael Clarke suffering a stomach strain.

Clarke has been in sparkling form, having made 352 runs at 88 in the series and been Australia's most reliable batsman as they try to level the series at 1-all with a win at Leeds.

The Aussies also have concerns over wicketkeeper Brad Haddin who has a broken finger, while Brett Lee is still in limbo having not played at all in the series because of rib injury.

Meanwhile England have made some intriguing additions in their 14-man squad for the Leeds Test with left-arm seamer Ryan Sidebottom in as cover for Andrew Flintoff

England have also brought in uncapped batsman Jonathan Trott.