James Anderson Out Of Sri Lanka Tour

James Anderson
James Anderson has been ruled out of England's tour of Sri Lanka
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Fast bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of England's upcoming seven-match One-Day International series in Sri Lanka due to a pre-existing knee injury.

Instead of joining his team-mates as they continue their build-up to next year's World Cup, Anderson will continue his rehabiltation from the injury.

He suffered discomfort in his left knee during the summer, in which England hosted Sri Lanka and India and he helped Lancashire reach the final of the NatWest T20 Blast.

He will now undergo a "graded return to bowling programme" over the next two months, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed.

That will include some time in South Africa in December with the England Performance Programme as part of his preparation for the One-Day International tri-series in Australia which is England's final series prior to the World Cup.

No replacement player has been named in England's squad.

England play seven ODIs between 26th November and 16th December.

England ODI squad: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes

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