England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the third Test match against Pakistan with a calf injury. Stokes made his return to the England team in their one-sided win against the tourists at Old Trafford last week, but broke down while bowling inthe tourists' second innings.
An MRI scan has revealed the Durham star sustained a torn right calf during the fourth day of England's 330-run victory. The injury means Stokes – who also suffered a cartilage tear in his left knee earlier this summer – will not be available for the match at at Edgbaston, starting on 3 August.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that the 25-year-old will be reviewed by their medical team next week, with the squad set to get together in Birmingham on Sunday evening.
The 13-man squad features the rest of the side that took the field against Pakistan at Old Trafford, as well as Adil Rashid, Steven Finn and Jake Ball. The four-match Test series is currently level at 1-1 after England bounced back from their defeat at Lord's with an impressive victory in Manchester.
England's 13-man squad: Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), James Vince (Hampshire) and Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)