James Anderson is expecting to return to the England team after recovering from injury. He reportedly commented that the schedule of the five-test series between India and England is meaningless since it is wrapped up in six-week duration. He was taking treatment for a long time for a shoulder injury. This 35-year old player took 540 wickets from 138 test matches.
He was out of cricket since last month and hopes to prove himself by the game for Lancashire in County cricket. The Roses match at Old Yorkshire is scheduled to be played on 22nd July. The series is about to begin on 15th July. The five-test series against India will begin on 1st August at Edgbaston.
The statement by ECB reads “England seamer Jimmy Anderson will make his return to competitive cricket for Lancashire second XI in a three-day match against Nottinghamshire at Old Trafford starting on July 15,”
“Anderson, who has not played for the second Test victory over Pakistan on June 3, has spent the past month rehabilitating a long-standing right shoulder injury and returned to bowling working with Lancashire and England staff in the past seven days.
“As part of his plan, before the first Test against India starting on August 1, he will play for Lancashire seconds against Nottinghamshire and the Roses match in the County Championship Division One match against Yorkshire at Old Trafford starting on July 22.”
Anderson was suffering from a shoulder injury for two years and he played his last test match on 3rd June. He took 9 wickets at an average of 19.11 before he was rested. He was provided break keeping the series against India in mind. He said “I just need to get in the gym and get it strong,”
”The India schedule is ridiculous with five Tests in six weeks and that will put a lot of stress on it.”
He said he is striving hard to take on the Indian team in the test series by his speedy recovery.