James Anderson has been ruled out of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval after failing to recover from a side strain.

Captain Alastair Cook confirmed England will field an unchanged line-up against Australia.

Mark Wood, Stuart Broad and Steven Finn will lead the bowling attack.

England have already regained the Ashes after sealing the series 3-1.

Cook told a press conference: “Unfortunately Jimmy is not going to make it. He’s gutted but it’s probably about a week too early.

“He’s made really good progress and he bowled in the nets yesterday but at about 60 to 70% and that’s not how you go into a game.”

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