Geo.tv – LONDON: James Anderson is to have a six-week break from cricket in a bid to ensure England´s all-time leading Test wicket-taker is fully fit for what he has said is a “ridiculous” schedule against India.

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  • LONDON: James Anderson is to have a six-week break from cricket in a bid to ensure England´s all-time leading Test wicket-taker is fully fit for what he has said is a “ridiculous” schedule against India.
  • Anderson, who has taken 540 wickets in 138 Tests, will now miss Lancashire´s next two County Championship matches against Worcestershire and Hampshire later this month.
  • The five home Tests against India are crammed into a six-week period from August 1 and Anderson, who no longer plays white-ball international cricket, said he needed the time away from the game to regain full fitness.
  • “We have five Tests against India in a six-week period from August 1, which will be an intense and challenging period for all our bowlers, and therefore it´s vital that we ensure Jimmy goes into that series in the best possible condition,” said Bayliss in an England and Wales Cricket Board statement issued Sunday.
  • Despite an injury to his bowling arm, Anderson played in both Tests of England´s recent 1-1 drawn series at home to Pakistan, taking nine wickets in total at an average of 19.11.


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