Thursday, June 8, 2023

Anderson injured ahead of Tests

England’s experienced pacer James Anderson is uncertain against Ireland in the Test starting from next June. He suffered a right groin injury while playing for Lancashire in the County Championship.

Anderson was injured on the opening day against Somerset at Old Trafford. He could not return to the field after that. Anderson took 2 wickets for 16 runs in 14 overs in the match.

The ECB did not provide an official update on Anderson’s injury until Sunday evening, three weeks before the start of the Lord’s Test against Ireland.

The ECB is expected to announce the squad for the Test against Ireland next week, the ECB said in a statement. They will take time for Anderson’s scan report on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the start of the Ashes is still more than a month away. Lancashire have no first-class games until June 11. The third-highest wicket-taker in Test history will have to struggle to prove his fitness to play the first Test of the Ashes series at Edgbaston.

(15 May/MM)


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