England leading wicket-taker in Tests, James Anderson, is an uncertain for the first Test against Pakistan starting from July 14 at Lord’s, after picking up an injury in his right shoulder.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that Anderson will be sitting out of Lancashire’s next two County Championship games.
Jimmy Anderson has sustained a stress fracture in the right shoulder blade, which he sustained in the third Test match against Sri Lanka at Lord’s earlier this month.
“Due to the nature on the injury, Jimmy’s availability for the Pakistan Test series, commencing on July 14, will be determined following ongoing management and review by both the ECB and Lancashire’s medical teams,” said ECB in an statement.
Anderson has been in fine form off-late and picked up 21 wickets in the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka. He is also currently the No. 1 ranked Test bowler in the world.