Onions wins England call
Durham's Graham Onions has today been called into the England squad as bowling cover ahead of the fourth npower Test following a minor quadriceps injury to James Anderson, and Chris Tremlett's omission due to an ongoing back injury.
Anderson has experienced tightness in his right quadriceps following England's win over India in the third npower Test at Edgbaston and will continue to be monitored over the next 48 hours.
National selector Geoff Miller said: "Unfortunately Chris Tremlett has failed a fitness test and won't be available for selection for the fourth npower Test, despite showing strong signs of recovery over the past few days.
"Chris's absence in conjunction with what appears to be a minor injury concern with Jimmy Anderson has led to a call up for Graham Onions as precautionary bowling cover.
"We are hopeful that Jimmy will overcome this niggle by Thursday but more time is required before a decision on his availability can be made conclusively.
"Steven Finn is obviously in the squad and he is now joined by Graham Onions who has been in good form for Durham since returning from a back injury at the start of the season."