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India vs England: James Anderson Bags Two Wickets in First Game Back from Injury, Eyes Full Fitness Before India Tests

Cricketnext Staff |July 16, 2018, 1:55 PM IST
India vs England: James Anderson Bags Two Wickets in First Game Back from Injury, Eyes Full Fitness Before India Tests

England fast bowler James Anderson bagged two wickets for Lancashire’s second XI on his return to competitive cricket as he limbers up for the Test series against India.

The 35-year-old returned with figures of 2/32 in 14 overs as Nottinghamshire were bundled out for 126 in a match that had been arranged to facilitate the fast bowler’s comeback.

Anderson had been out of action due to a shoulder niggle since the series against Pakistan in June. If he shows no signs of discomfort, Anderson could soon be seen in action in the Roses Championship fixture against Yorkshire at Old Trafford next weekend.

His new ball partner Stuart Broad too is nursing an ankle injury and would be looking to make a comeback against Surrey in the County Championship from July 22. That will be Broad’s only chance to play red-ball cricket before the Test series against India.

There are apprehensions over Chris Woakes as well who will also be returning after a knee injury. He recently played for Warwickshire’s second XI and will appear in the match between India A and England Lions this week.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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