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Last Updated: Monday, 23 July 2007, 17:47 GMT 18:47 UK
Hoggard left out of England squad
Matthew Hoggard
Hoggard suffered his injury in practice before the first Test
Seamer Matthew Hoggard has been left out of England's squad for the second Test against India because of injury.

Hoggard has failed to recover from the back problem which kept him out of the draw in the first Test at Lord's.

England have added paceman Stuart Broad to the team which came agonisingly close to beating India on Monday.

Broad is unlikely to play in the match in Nottingham, which starts on Friday, after Ryan Sidebottom, James Anderson and Chris Tremlett impressed at Lord's.


Anderson took five wickets in the first innings on his return to the Test team while debutant Tremlett bagged three in the second.

Sidebottom took six wickets in the match and gave England variety and control with his swinging left-arm deliveries.

Chairman of selectors David Graveney said: "We were particularly impressed by the efforts of our inexperienced bowling attack against high-quality opposition.

"They bowled well as a unit and the challenge now will be for them to maintain the same levels of consistency at Nottingham.

"We did not consider Matthew Hoggard for this Test match on cricketing grounds.

"He is making progress in his recovery from a back injury and came through a preliminary fitness test at the ECB National Cricket Centre.

"He will be reassessed on Tuesday to see if there is any response to the test and no decision has yet been made as to whether he will be available for domestic cricket later this week."

England squad for second Test: Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan (capt), Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matt Prior, Chris Tremlett, Ryan Sidebottom, Monty Panesar, James Anderson, Stuart Broad.

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