Tremlett to miss 3rd Test against India

Updated: Aug 09, 2011, 23:12 PM IST

Birmingham: England paceman Chris Tremlett was ruled out of the third cricket Test against India, starting on Wednesday, as he has failed to recover from a back injury.

Tremlett had also missed the second Test, which England won by a huge 319-run margin at Trent Bridge, due to back spasm and a hamstring problem.

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on its website that Tremlett is not available and will receive ongoing treatment ahead of the fourth Test, scheduled to start at The Oval, his home ground, on August 18.

India are also grappling with injuries as pace spearhead Zaheen Khan, spinner Harbhajan Singh and left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh have all been ruled out of the remainder of the England tour due to injuries.

PTI