England v India, 1st ODI, Southampton August 20, 2007

Sidebottom misses first ODI

Cricinfo staff



Ryan Sidebottom's fitness will be re-assessed after the first ODI © Getty Images

England left-arm fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom has been ruled out of the first one-day international against India at Southampton on Tuesday because of a side strain.

Sidebottom sustained the injury during the third Test against India at The Oval and did not bowl in the second innings. He was being treated at Loughborough and will be re-assessed for the rest of the seven match ODI series after the first match.

England haven't called up a replacement to the squad, which leaves the fast-bowling attack in the hands of James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Tremlett and the returning Andrew Flintoff.

Sidebottom took eight wickets at nearly 38 apiece in the Test series against India and was included in the one-day squad even though he had played only one out of three against West Indies. He has also been named in England's squad for the Twenty20 World Championships in South Africa in September.

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