England face nervous wait over health of James Anderson after veteran bowler picked up ‘minor situation’ for Lancashire… with Ben Stokes already reeling from recent damage blows to Jofra Archer and Olly Stone
- James Anderson picked up a ‘minor situation’ for Lancashire on Friday
- England now face a nervous wait over the health of the 40-year-old
- Ben Stokes’s facet have been hit by accidents to Jofra Archer and Olly Stone
Jimmy Anderson gave England one other Ashes scare on Friday when he left Lancashire’s sport towards Somerset with a groin damage.
Anderson had began the newest spherical of County Championship matches in his customary imperious kind however, after taking two early Somerset wickets, left the sector in the direction of the tip of the primary day’s play after which didn’t reappear on Friday.
That led to issues concerning the 40-year-old’s availability for an Ashes sequence that begins in simply 5 weeks time however sources near Anderson insisted on Friday it was only a twinge and that he was resting up as a precaution.
The very last thing England want is to have a cloud over the main wicket-taking in world seam bowling historical past as Anderson stays invaluable to their hopes of retaining the Ashes whilst he approaches his forty first birthday.
Ben Stokes hopes of getting a ‘squad’ of eight bowlers to select from all through the sequence has already taken a serious hit, with Jofra Archer getting back from the IPL after but extra elbow hassle and Olly Stone being dominated out for 5 to 6 weeks with a hamstring damage.
James Anderson missed County Championship motion on Friday over a ‘minor situation’
The 40-year-old is anticipated to play a giant half for England on this summer season’s Ashes sequence
England have already suffered damage blows to Jofra Archer and Olly Stone this week
In the meantime, Ollie Robinson is resting from Sussex’s present match towards Leicestershire after leaving the sector with cramp throughout his monumental effort final week towards Worcestershire that noticed him take 14 wickets within the match.
Australia will not be fully proof against quick bowling accidents themselves and on Friday added Michael Neser and Sean Abbott, each warming up for the Ashes in county cricket, to their coaching camp due to issues over the health of Josh Hazlewood.