James Anderson, England’s legendary fast bowler, has been out of cricket for 6 weeks. He is hurt in his shoulder and for the same rehabilitation, he will not be able to play cricket for the next one-and-a-half month. James Anderson will not be able to play two matches for Lancashire in the county championship during this time. They can play in the NatWest T20 blast starting July 22 and can practice before the crucial series against India.
However, England coach Trevor Bayliss has said that no decision has been taken yet to take part in Anderson’s match. We have to play important Test series against India which will begin on August 1. This test series is a big challenge in front of our bowlers. It is therefore important that Anderson play fully fit in the series against India.
Significantly, Anderson has been suffering from shoulder in the long run. With the help of physio, he was still playing cricket. During the Ashes series, he had said that his injury was deep and sometimes he suffered a lot. He had said that when he removes his T-shirt or brushes then there is a pain on his shoulder.
Despite all this, Anderson has bowled 223.3 overs in the Ashes series. Earlier, in 2016 in the Test series against Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India, he was unable to take part due to injury, but this time England team management does not want to take any risk. England has to play a five-match Test series against India, so it is very important for Anderson to be fully fit.
Anderson is also required to take part in the series against India because in 2014, when the Indian team visited England, Anderson had vexed Virat Kohli very much. Although Kohli has become quite experienced now and since then, he has undergone a lot of changes, but Anderson is still the biggest threat to him. Former Australia bowler Glenn McGrath has also said that Virat Kohli will be the most vulnerable to James Anderson.