16 Aug 2013

England pace bowler's season over

11:48 am on 16 August 2013

The England pace bowler Tim Bresnan has been ruled out for the remainder of the English cricket season, which includes the final Ashes test, with a stress fracture in his lower back.

The Yorkshire all-rounder helped England win the Ashes outright after taking a 3-0 series lead with victory over Australia in the fourth test in Durham earlier this week.

He is likely to be replaced by fast bowler Chris Tremlett for the fifth test at the Oval starting next Wednesday night.

Graham Onions, who would have been another candidate to come in, has been ruled out with a broken finger meaning England are unlikely to be able to rest their main strike bowler James Anderson.