England v Ireland: James Anderson ruled out of Lord's Test but Jason Roy & Olly Stone to make debuts

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Anderson (centre) picked up a calf injury during Lancashire's County Championship game with Durham on July 2
England v Ireland, one-off Test
Venue: Lord's Dates: 24-27 July Time: 11:00 BST
Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

England fast bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of his side's Ashes warm-up Test against Ireland at Lord's.

Anderson, 36, injured a calf playing for Lancashire on 2 July.

England's record Test wicket-taker now faces a race to be fit for the opening Ashes fixture at Edgbaston on 1 August.

Warwickshire fast bowler Olly Stone, 25, has been named in the side to face Ireland and will be making his debut in Wednesday's game - as will 29-year-old Surrey batsman Jason Roy.

Roy starred with the bat in England's recent World Cup win but the 29-year-old has not played regular red-ball cricket.

Fast bowlers Mark Wood and Jofra Archer have side strains and were not named in the squad for the Ireland game.

Wood is unlikely to be fit before the fourth Ashes Test, which starts on 4 September, while England hope Archer could be available for the second Test, starting on 14 August.

Anderson told BBC Sport on 19 July that he felt "good" and that he hoped he would be fit to face Ireland, but the match has come too soon in his recovery.

The Burnley-born player also said he believes England will be able to shift the momentum from their World Cup win to Test cricket.

"It's time to re-focus on to Test cricket," he said.

"We realise the dangers that the Australian team bring to Test cricket, so we're going to have to be fully focused on that."

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