England bowler James Anderson to return for Lancashire ahead of India Test series
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 04/07/18 9:38am
James Anderson is set to return from injury in a specially-arranged three-day match for Lancashire 2nd XI as he battles for fitness ahead of the Test series against India next month.
England's all-time leading wicket-taker has been out of action since the Test win over Pakistan at Headingley at the start of June because of a long-standing injury to his bowling shoulder.
The 35-year-old is, however, due back for the 2nd XI match against Nottinghamshire at Old Trafford, which starts on July 15, and then pencilled in to face Yorkshire on the same ground in the Specsavers County Championship clash which gets underway on July 22.
The five-Test series against India begins at Edgbaston on August 1.
An England and Wales Cricket Board statement revealed Anderson had spent the past month rehabilitating his right shoulder injury and returned to bowling, working with Lancashire and England staff, in the past seven days.
The statement added: "As part of his plan, he will play for Lancashire seconds against Nottinghamshire and the Roses match in the Specsavers County Championship Division One match against Yorkshire at Emirates Old Trafford."