James Anderson on six week break ahead of India series

Last Updated: Jun 10 2018 17:47

CRICKET- England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson is taking six weeks off to become fully fit for the upcoming series with India.

“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 England coach 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 six week break means Anderson will miss Lancashire’s next two County Championship matches against Worcestershire and Hampshire.