Anderson gives injury update for Ashes
England’s experienced fast bowler James Anderson is not certain whether he will feature in England’s Test against Ireland but is really sure that he feels in good shape ahead of the Ashes.
Anderson, who is England’s record Test wicket-taker picked up a calf muscle tear in Lancashire’s County Championship battle with Durham at the start of this month.
The seamer, whether he will be physically fit as a fiddle to take on Australia when the five-match series sparks at Edgbaston on August 1.who turns 37 next month, may not be risked for a four-day match with Ireland at Lord’s, but reduced concerns over
I feel good: Anderson
“We meet up on Monday and at the moment I feel good,” James Anderson told the BBC.
“I will keep bowling and we will monitor it. If it comes to Wednesday and I’m fit to play [against Ireland] then great, but if not I will work towards being fit for the Ashes.”
James Anderson said that Joe Root’s team must continue to shine in the Ashes series after gaining an extra bit of momentum in England’s Cricket World Cup triumph last weekend against New Zealand. The veteran Anderson said that the game had everything to entertain the gans as it was an exciting time for England cricket in their history.
“It’s a really exciting time for English cricket. I think it was an amazing final and the reaction to it has been phenomenal,” he added.
After the World Cup success, James Anderson said the team should start focussing Test cricket to take on the rivals Australia.
England knocked Australia out of the World Cup in the semi-final and to add that England retained Ashes last time, Australia will be eagerly waiting to avenge defeat to England in the upcoming Ashes series.
“It’s time to re-focus on to Test cricket. We realise the dangers that the Australian team bring to Test cricket, so we’re going to have to be fully focused on that.
“We can’t afford to hang on to the World Cup win. It’s our job as English cricketers to try and carry that momentum on and hopefully an Ashes win will do that,” Anderson concluded.