James Anderson Likely to Play for Surrey to Prepare for India Test Series

Published - 12 Jun 2018, 07:28 PM

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England Test seamer James Anderson is likely to play a game for county club Surrey, in a bid to prepare for the upcoming five-match Test series against India, in August, this year.

Meanwhile, on Sunday (June 10), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Anderson would take a six-week break to recover fully from his injury.

As a result, he will miss three Championship matches for Lancashire, the county team, he has played for throughout his career.

ECB has Anderson under the central contract, meaning they will manage his workload.

Because of the Twenty20 Blast, there is just one round of Championship action in July, with Lancashire facing Yorkshire from July 22, which Anderson is set to play in.

England believes Anderson will need atleast two matches to be ready for the Test series against India.

So, one option is to play in Surrey’s three-day tour match against Windies A at the Kia Oval from July 16-18.

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Former England skipper Andrew Strauss played for Somerset under similar circumstances ahead of a series against India way back in 2011.

However, if he doesn’t feature for Surrey, he can turn out for England Lions against India A.

Interestingly, it will be a four-day game from July 16-19 at Worcester. Meanwhile, Lancashire can also arrange a Second XI fixture for him to find some form in.

Previously, James Anderson also ridiculed schedule for the India series.

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