England pacer Jake Ball suffers ankle injury

The Ashes 2017-18: James Anderson named England vice-captain

James Anderson to replace Ben Stokes as vice-captain in Ashes

England have confirmed that veteran seamer James Anderson will be Joe Root's vice-captain for the upcoming Ashes in Australia.

Earlier it was believed that the Three Lions won't name a vice-captain for the tour, as skipper Joe Root didn't name one before leaving for Australia.35-year-old Anderson, who is the leading wicket-taker for his country in Tests, is now on his fourth tour down-under and he got selected over the likes of former skipper Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad, who had earlier led the T20 national side. With Stokes now out of contention while police continue to investigate his part in a fight outside a Bristol nightclub, Anderson has been preferred as vice-captain to other candidates such as Alastair Cook, Root's predecessor in charge of the Test side, and Stuart Broad. On his arrival in Australia, Anderson said: "It's (the vice-captaincy) not something I've thought about. Myself, Alastair and Stuart Broad all (do that)".

The injury crisis adds to England's imperfect build-up to the Ashes tour of Australia. Ball bowled just four balls of his fourth over before he limped off Adelaide Oval, where the tourists are playing a pink ball match in preparation for the five-Test series, which begins at the Gabba in Brisbane on November 23.

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Injured paceman Jake Ball was having scans on his sprained right ankle on Friday and won't bat. Finn was ruled following a knee injury.

"That is part and parcel as a senior player who has played over 100 Tests, to be a leader", he said.

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