James Anderson in line to make comeback from injury against India
Fast bowler James Anderson is likely to return in the match against India on Tuesday in the One Day International (ODI) tri-series in Australia. Anderson missed England’s opening match defeat to Australia as well as the warm-up match against Prime Minister’s XI.
Anderson was the scourge of the Indian batting in the Test matches when India toured England in August, last year, having been named Player of the Series for the Test series. However, the Indians got the better of the Englishman in the ODI series, restricting him to only two wickets in the four matches, with both the wickets coming in the last ODI.
England have been cautious in Anderson’s comeback, opting not to play him, but after taking part in 2 full training sessions, it seems like he will be back against India. Fellow seam bowler Steven Finn is struggling with inconsistency, but Chris Jordan’s illness could be a factor in bringing back James Anderson in the tri-series.
Batsman Joe Root cautioned India on the back of Anderson’s potential involvement in the game, saying he will be hard to come up against in these conditions.
“He's got masses of experience, he's a big part of the dressing room, and can only strengthen our squad,” said Root.
“He'll swing it. He's bowled at the death a lot, he's got a lot of skills, and in these conditions, on this wicket, he'll be hard to come up against.”