Matthew Hoggard was ruled out of the second Test against India on Monday with the back injury that saw him miss the drawn series opener here at Lord's.
England, with the next match in this three-Test series starting at Nottingham's Trent Bridge ground on Friday, do not believe there is enough time for the experienced swing bowler to regain full fitness following the back spasms that saw him ruled him out before play at Lord's started last Thursday.
Instead the selectors have kept faith with the same starting XI that featured in the first Test as well as Stuart Broad, released last week after debutant Chris Tremlett won the race to fill England's last pace bowling spot.
Broad returned to Grace Road for Leicestershire's clash with Middlesex and took a wicket in the five overs he was allowed in a rain-marred match.
England's chairman of selectors, David Graveney, said: "We did not consider Matthew Hoggard for this (second) Test match on cricketing grounds.
"He is making progress in his recovery from a back injury and came through a preliminary fitness test at the ECB National Cricket Centre today (Monday).
"He will be reassessed tomorrow (Tuesday) to see if there is any response to today's test and no decision has yet been made as to whether he will be available for domestic cricket later this week."
Graveney praised the performance of an England bowling attack that, despite missing the injured trio of Hoggard, Andrew Flintoff and Stephen Harmison, came within a wicket of a memorable Lord's win.
"There were many positive aspects to our performance in the first Test and we were particularly impressed by the efforts of our inexperienced bowling attack against high-quality opposition," said Graveney of a display which featured recalled seamer James Anderson's Test-best first innings five for 42.
"They bowled well as a unit and the challenge now will be for them to maintain the same levels of consistency at Nottingham."
England squad for second Test against India:
Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan (capt), Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matt Prior (wk), Ryan Sidebottom, Chris Tremlett, Monty Panesar, James Anderson, Stuart Broad