England’s pack leader James Anderson will test his fitness ahead of the India series. Anderson who is currently nursing a shoulder injury will return to action on July 15 against Yorkshire. Thus, the experienced campaigner will play for his County Lancashire in the second XI match.
In fact, England premier fast bowler is out of action since June after the win over Pakistan in the second Test match. Thus, Anderson will test his injured shoulder ahead of the pivotal five-match test series against the number one team in the red ball format.
Anderson to make a comeback to competitive cricket.
“England seamer Jimmy Anderson will make his return to competitive cricket for Lancashire second XI in a three-day match against Nottinghamshire at Old Trafford starting on July 15,” read a statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board.
In fact, Anderson has struggled with his shoulder in the last two years. Thus, he would like to be cautious with his bleak shoulder ahead of the imperative series.
“Anderson, who has not played since the second Test victory over Pakistan on June 3, has spent the past month rehabilitating a long-standing right shoulder injury and returned to bowling working with Lancashire and England staff in the past seven days.
Meanwhile, England will take on India on August 1 in the first Test. However, the five-match series will be completed within six weeks. Thus, Anderson had found the schedule ridiculous as it will aggravate his workload on the shoulder.
“I just need to get in the gym and get it strong,” he said in June. The India schedule is ridiculous with five Tests in six weeks and that will put a lot of stress on it.”
However, James Anderson will be pivotal for England’s success in the Test match series. The veteran speedster has all the experience in the world and his ability to move the ball both ways will definitely help England.