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Injured Anderson to have six-week break ahead of India series

News International – Injured Anderson to have six-week break ahead of India series

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 an upcoming series with India, it was announced Sunday.

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  • Injured Anderson to have six-week break ahead of India seriesLONDON: 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 an upcoming series with India, it was announced Sunday.
  • 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.
  • “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 ECB statement issued 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.


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