England Star Eyeing Comeback In Second Test vs India
England fast bowler James Anderson is planning to return to action in the second Test (starting on November 17) of the ongoing five-match series against India. The senior pacer is recovering from a stress fracture in his right shoulder and has been out of action since August. But he is hopeful of playing in Vishakapatnam after a good training session at Loughborough.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Anderson said:“I had a good week at Loughborough last week, bowling to get some overs under my belt. Hopefully I can keep that going this week and get some miles into my legs to make sure I’m as fit as I can be and maybe be fit for the second Test.”
Earlier, it was speculated that the highest wicket-taker of England in Tests will not return to the team before the third or fourth Test but his quick progress can help him make a comeback earlier than expected.
“We initially thought maybe the fourth Test was a possibility, but the way I’ve progressed over the last three or four weeks has been positive,” Anderson said. “I bowled 30 overs last week and now it is just about carrying that on and maybe upping the intensity a little bit. The rest is just standing around and getting those miles in the legs and being used to being on your feet for seven or eight hours a day.”
With the second Test starting on November 17, Anderson said that a decision on his availability in the next match will be taken inside two or three days.
“It is still over a week away so it is hard to say for sure right now. It all depends how the week goes, but I’m sure in the next two or three days we’ll have an idea of whether that is a possibility or not,” he concluded.
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