England all-time leading wicket-taker in Test cricket, James Anderson ruled out for six weeks due to the shoulder injury. 35-year-old Lancashire swing bowler Anderson will now use his time for “rehabilitation” and away from the white-jersey game on England and Wales Cricket Board for a long-term due to a shoulder injury. Anderson has taken 540 wickets in 138 Tests, now will miss the Lancashire’s next two county championship matches against Worcestershire and Hampshire at the end of this month. He will also not be able to play starting home Test match against India. Next two week will decide his future for the upcoming India-England Test Series.
England coach Trevor Bayliss has said that Anderson was important, who will not be going to play in next 40 days. “We have a long five Test match series against India in a six-week period from August 1, which will be an intense and challenging period for all our bowlers like Stuart Broad and others, and therefore it’s essential that we ensure Anderson goes into that series in the best possible condition,” said Bayliss in an ECB statement issued on Sunday.
“Jimmy has to manage the issue with his right shoulder, and we’ve been advised that the best way for him to prepare for the India series is to take a six-week break from cricket now, initially to rest it and then to work slowly back to cricket,” the Australian added. “That six-week period covers Lancashire’s two Championship matches over the next three weeks. We will then monitor to see where Jimmy is at and ensuring he is ready for the India series.”
“That six-week period covers Lancashire’s two Championship matches over the next the next three weeks. We will then monitor to see where Jimmy is at and ensuring he is ready for the India series.”
James Anderson is the highest wicket-taker for England in test cricket history. And his absence so much effective for England against the team India, whose players have been already playing in the county championship.
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