James Anderson to make a comeback in Tests for South Africa tour
Veteran English pacer James Anderson is likely to recover fully from his injury before England’s next series and it can be hoped that he will return for South Africa tour in December and January.
Anderson originally picked up the injury in his right calf playing for Lancashire in early July and after that he broke down after four overs of the first Test of the Ashes at Edgbaston in late July. And that injury ruled him out from the rest of the matches of the Ashes in which England drew 2-2 against Australia.
From that period, he’s fighting to recover and for this last month he trained at Etihad stadium in Manchester City. And after that, he is likely to be included in a training camp in Potchefstroom that runs from Decemebr 1 to 14 which is actually a preparation for the South Africa tour.
“Jimmy is going out to Potchefstroom,” Ashley Giles, the managing director of England’s men’s cricket, was cited as saying by the BBC.
“We’re confident. We think he is on track, which is extraordinary. The medical team are glad. The older you get, these things wait longer. We felt no point compelling it for this short visit.”
“It will be interesting to see the pitches we play on in South Africa. I think they’ll be green, and they’ll go for a bowler war and take us on. It’s not something I’d take on with Jofra Archer and Jimmy Anderson, yet it will be an exciting series,” Giles added.