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Anderson set to miss opening India Test

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England's record-breaking bowler Jimmy Anderson, who has already been ruled out of the current tour of Bangladesh, will miss next month's first cricket Test against India, captain said today.

"I don't think he'll be there for the start. He might be ready to do some training, but he won't be ready for the first Test match in India," Cook told reporters.



"I don't know what's happening -- they will be making some decisions over the next seven days or so. I spoke to him last night and he is training well and in good shape physically."

Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, has not played since the fourth Test against in August because of a shoulder injury. He has not travelled to Bangladesh, where tomorrow begin a two-Test series here.

Asked whether he was optimistic the 34-year-old would play some part in the five-Test series, Cook refused to give any guarantees and said a decision on when he would travel had still to be made.

"You should probably speak to the medical team and Jimmy on that. He hasn't yet bowled since, and that has been the problem in the past," Cook told reporters.

"He's making some really good strides and we'll know more later on."

Anderson's continued absence would be a significant blow to England's chances in India, who are the world's number one Test side and have a formidable home record.

are expected to field three spinners in the Chittagong Test, with the 39-year-old Gareth Batty expected to be selected after more than a decade in the international wilderness.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Anderson set to miss opening India Test

England's record-breaking bowler Jimmy Anderson, who has already been ruled out of the current tour of Bangladesh, will miss next month's first cricket Test against India, captain Alastair Cook said today. "I don't think he'll be there for the start. He might be ready to do some training, but he won't be ready for the first Test match in India," Cook told reporters. "I don't know what's happening -- they will be making some decisions over the next seven days or so. I spoke to him last night and he is training well and in good shape physically." Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, has not played since the fourth Test against Pakistan in August because of a shoulder injury. He has not travelled to Bangladesh, where England tomorrow begin a two-Test series here. Asked whether he was optimistic the 34-year-old would play some part in the five-Test India series, Cook refused to give any guarantees and said a decision on when he would travel had still to ... England's record-breaking bowler Jimmy Anderson, who has already been ruled out of the current tour of Bangladesh, will miss next month's first cricket Test against India, captain said today.

"I don't think he'll be there for the start. He might be ready to do some training, but he won't be ready for the first Test match in India," Cook told reporters.

"I don't know what's happening -- they will be making some decisions over the next seven days or so. I spoke to him last night and he is training well and in good shape physically."

Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, has not played since the fourth Test against in August because of a shoulder injury. He has not travelled to Bangladesh, where tomorrow begin a two-Test series here.

Asked whether he was optimistic the 34-year-old would play some part in the five-Test series, Cook refused to give any guarantees and said a decision on when he would travel had still to be made.

"You should probably speak to the medical team and Jimmy on that. He hasn't yet bowled since, and that has been the problem in the past," Cook told reporters.

"He's making some really good strides and we'll know more later on."

Anderson's continued absence would be a significant blow to England's chances in India, who are the world's number one Test side and have a formidable home record.

are expected to field three spinners in the Chittagong Test, with the 39-year-old Gareth Batty expected to be selected after more than a decade in the international wilderness.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Anderson set to miss opening India Test

England's record-breaking bowler Jimmy Anderson, who has already been ruled out of the current tour of Bangladesh, will miss next month's first cricket Test against India, captain said today.

"I don't think he'll be there for the start. He might be ready to do some training, but he won't be ready for the first Test match in India," Cook told reporters.

"I don't know what's happening -- they will be making some decisions over the next seven days or so. I spoke to him last night and he is training well and in good shape physically."

Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, has not played since the fourth Test against in August because of a shoulder injury. He has not travelled to Bangladesh, where tomorrow begin a two-Test series here.

Asked whether he was optimistic the 34-year-old would play some part in the five-Test series, Cook refused to give any guarantees and said a decision on when he would travel had still to be made.

"You should probably speak to the medical team and Jimmy on that. He hasn't yet bowled since, and that has been the problem in the past," Cook told reporters.

"He's making some really good strides and we'll know more later on."

Anderson's continued absence would be a significant blow to England's chances in India, who are the world's number one Test side and have a formidable home record.

are expected to field three spinners in the Chittagong Test, with the 39-year-old Gareth Batty expected to be selected after more than a decade in the international wilderness.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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