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Ahead Of Test Series Against India, Injured James Anderson Granted 6-Week Break

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| June 10 , 2018 , 18:43 IST

English player James Anderson will miss out six weeks due to his shoulder injury for ensuring that the successful bowler is fully fit for the upcoming 5-match Test series against India starting August 1. After experiencing a recurrence of discomfort, the cricketer was granted a break.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is also out of action for Surrey County Club while recovering from a neck injury. With both the crucial player on rest due to their respective injuries, speculations are rife if they would be marking their presence at the crucial test.

"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 Trevor Bayliss, England’s head coach.

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Due to his rehabilitation, Anderson will miss Lancashire's next two County Championship matches against Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road (June 20) along with the match against Hampshire on June 25 for taking a six-week period of rehabilitation.

"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," Bayliss added.

While Anderson no longer plays international white-ball cricket is England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker with 540 wickets in 138 matches. Coach Trevor Bayliss has expressed that it is crucial for the player to remain fit for the five Tests at home against India.