Get the app

James Anderson Expects to Be Fully Fit Before Ashes

Cricketnext Staff |July 20, 2019, 9:45 AM IST
James Anderson Expects to Be Fully Fit Before Ashes

James Anderson, who has been a key cog in England’s red-ball cricket for years now, is expecting to be fully fit for the 2019 Ashes series.

Anderson, who will turn 37 this month, had suffered from a "low-grade calf muscle tear" on July 2 during a County Championship match.

"We meet up on Monday and at the moment I feel good. I will keep bowling and we will monitor it,” Anderson told the BBC.

“If it comes to Wednesday and I'm fit to play then great, but if not I will work towards being fit for the Ashes."

The paceman also called England's ICC World Cup 2019 triumph ‘amazing’ but added that his side must now "re-focus" on the upcoming Test matches.

"It's a really exciting time for English cricket. I think it was an amazing final and the reaction to it has been phenomenal," he said.

"It's time to re-focus on to Test cricket. We realise the dangers that the Australian team bring to Test cricket, so we're going to have to be fully focused on that.

“We can't afford to hang on to the World Cup win. It's our job as English cricketers to try and carry that momentum on and hopefully an Ashes win will do that."

England’s one-off Test against Ireland at Lord’s begins on July 24 before the Ashes gets underway from August 1.

Related stories

Also Watch

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 6939 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
see more
Loading...