Stokes ruled out of third Test


Ben Stokes will miss the third Test against Pakistan after injuring his calf during England's victory at Old Trafford on Monday.

The all-rounder pulled up early in his sixth over of Pakistan's second innings with a problem in his right leg, and left the field immediately as a precaution.

Stokes did not return as Alastair Cook's side wrapped up a 330-run victory to level the series, and he then underwent MRI scans to determine the extent of his injury.

Unfortunately for Stokes - who missed much of the Sri Lanka series after knee surgery - the scan revealed he had torn his muscle.

England's medical team will continue to assess Stokes during the third Test at Edgbaston, starting next Wednesday.


England squad for third Test: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance, Jake Ball, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, James Vince, Chris Woakes.