England fast bowling duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad are to miss the rest of the summer because of injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed.
Anderson, 34, requires "ongoing rehabilitation of his right shoulder", while Broad is recovering from an ankle problem that has bothered him in recent weeks.
The duo – who have taken 821 Test wickets between them – are not involved in the current one-day international series against Pakistan, and nor were they likely to be involved in the one-off T20 international next month, either.
However, the ECB has confirmed Broad and Anderson ought to be available in time to play during England's tour to Bangladesh, which begins in October.
"Both players have managed their injuries through the summer and a break from cricket is needed to best prepare the Test opening bowling pair for England's winter campaign that begins this October in Bangladesh," an ECB statement explained.
Broad's County Championship side, Nottinghamshire, are currently bottom of Division One, having won just one of their four-day fixtures so far this summer. Meanwhile, Lancashire – the club Anderson plays for – are 16 points clear of Hampshire in the second relegation spot.