Jimmy Anderson misses Lancashire action with ‘minor issue’ as England suffer injury scare
Ames Anderson caused another scare for England after missing the start of day two of the Lancashire County Championship game with Somerset with a ‘minor issue’.
The tailor took two for 16 on the opening day of the game at Old Trafford on Thursday but was missing as the teams took to the pitch on the second morning.
“Jimmy is off the pitch with a minor issue, which is currently being assessed,” a Lancashire spokesperson said.
Anderson has been in generally excellent form at the start of the season, winning 14 wickets in three matches ahead of this week’s fixture series.
England begin their Test summer against Ireland at Lord’s in less than three weeks and, beyond that, Anderson will be vital to their hopes of regaining the Ashes, with the series against Australia due to start at Edgbaston on 16 June.
England are already set to be without Olly Stone for this game after the speedy suffered a hamstring injury in action for Nottinghamshire last weekend, while Jofra Archer’s hopes of featuring in the series are up in the air after returning home early from the IPL. to rest following other elbow problems.
Ben Stokes has claimed he wants a team of eight fast bowlers to rotate through the five Test Ashes series, but that is looking increasingly unlikely.
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