James Anderson a doubt for fourth Test

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England bowler James Anderson is in doubt for the fourth Indian Test with a thigh strain.

Seam bowler James Anderson is an injury doubt for England’s fourth Test against India at the Oval tomorrow (Thursday).

The 29-year-old picked up a thigh strain following the third Test at Edgbaston.

Anderson took part in fielding drills yesterday but he did not bowl in the afternoon.

England teammate Graeme Swann is confident, however, that Anderson will be fit in time for the Test.

“I honestly didn't know he was injured until this morning when he told me everyone was saying he's not going to play," Swann told reporters.

“Jimmy seemed fine to me - I'm sure it's just a bit of stiffness. He didn't seem to be limping from the car.

“I'm sure once he gets running around, he'll want to play. I know how well he's bowling at the minute, and when he's doing well he's hungry for the ball and just wants to keep going.”

Elsewhere in the squad, bowler Chris Tremlett is out after failing a fitness test on his injured back, while Graham Onions will provide cover.

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