Jimmy Anderson has only missed five Tests since 2009... so how have England fared without their premier fast bowler? 

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By Sportsmail Reporter

Published: 21:31 GMT, 4 August 2015 | Updated: 22:01 GMT, 4 August 2015

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Since 2009, when he became England’s premier fast-bowler, Jimmy Anderson has missed just five Test matches. Only two of these — both against Bangladesh — were won by England.

FEB 2009 v West Indies (Kingston) Lost by an innings and 23 runs

England’s bowlers were unable to prevent West Indies posting a 74-run first-innings lead, before the tourists were skittled for 51 runs inside two sessions.

Jimmy Anderson (left) will play no part in the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge starting on Thursday

Jimmy Anderson (left) will play no part in the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge starting on Thursday

England's leading wicket-taker suffered a side strain in England's victory against Australia at Edgbaston

England's leading wicket-taker suffered a side strain in England's victory against Australia at Edgbaston

JIMMY AT TRENT BRIDGE 

Tests 8 

Average 19.24 

Wickets 53

Strike rate 41.00 

Best match figures 11-71

MAR 2010 v Bangladesh (Chittagong) Won by 181 runs

With Anderson rested, Graeme Swann put Bangladesh to the sword with 10 wickets after first-innings tons from Alastair Cook and Paul Collingwood had put England on the front foot.

MAR 2010 v Bangladesh (Dhaka) Won by nine wickets

England again impressed with the bat in the first innings — Ian Bell top scoring with 138 — and a six wickets apiece from Swann and James Tredwell set up a comfortable England victory.

Former England off-spinner Greame Swann took 10 wickets in Chittagong against Bangladesh in 2010

Former England off-spinner Greame Swann took 10 wickets in Chittagong against Bangladesh in 2010

Ian Bell top scored with 138 as England beat Bangladesh by nine wickets in Dhaka in 2010

Ian Bell top scored with 138 as England beat Bangladesh by nine wickets in Dhaka in 2010

JUN 2011 v Sri Lanka (Lord’s) Match drawn

England’s batsmen plundered runs on day one, but their bowlers were unable to stop Sri Lanka batting for nearly two full days in the first innings, and subsequently ran out of time to bowl them out on day five.

JUN 2012 v West Indies (Edgbaston) Match drawn

Persistent rain reduced the match to a two-day contest, but that didn’t stop the visiting batsmen posting 426 runs to see off the England attack in difficult conditions.

West Indies bowler Tino Best celebrates after reaching his half century against England's limp attack in 2012

West Indies bowler Tino Best celebrates after reaching his half century against England's limp attack in 2012

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