England pacer James Anderson has been ruled out for next six weeks from the season due to shoulder problem. Good news for England is Anderson is expected to be fit before test matches against India. Anderson have had this shoulder problem since long. Also during Ashes he said he used to get problems because of this injury and caused him pain while putting on a tshirt or brushing his teeth. Despite this he bowled most number of overs in last Ashes Series.
England coach Trevor Bayliss said, “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. Therefore, it’s vital that we ensure Jimmy goes into that series in the best possible condition”.
“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.”, he added.
“That six-week period covers Lancashire’s two Championship matches over the next the next three weeks. We will then monitor to see where Jimmy is at and ensuring he is ready for the India series”, said Bayliss.
Anderson will miss Lancashire’s next two County Championship matches against Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road on June 20 and the match against Hampshire on June 25. Anderson will get a chance to comeback before India series during the Roses match against Yorkshire at Old Trafford which begins on July 22.
Anderson regarding this said in an interview,
“My shoulder has been an issue ongoing for the last couple of years and it is just about looking after it the best way I can”.
“The idea is to put in the work now and by the end of July, there is a Championship game against Yorkshire. Hopefully, I will be ready for that, then hopefully the five Tests against India,” Anderson added
The test series for England against India will start form August 1 and Anderson is expected to be fit before that important series.