James Anderson, Stuart Broad to miss rest of county season

Stuart Broad (right) and James Anderson (left) are rested keeping in mind the sub-continental tours in mind.
Stuart Broad (right) and James Anderson (left) are rested keeping in mind the sub-continental tours in mind.
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England fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad will not take part in the remaining games of the county season in order to rehabilitate from their respective injuries.

According to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Anderson required “ongoing rehabilitation” of his right shoulder and hence he will not take part in Lancashire’s remaining fixtures in the season.

Meanwhile, Broad recently suffered an ankle injury and is undergoing rehabilitation and the aim of the ECB is to get both the pacers fully fit ahead of England’s tour of Asia in October.

England’s winter campaign gets underway with the tour of Bangladesh, following which they play a five-match Test series in India.

In a statement, the ECB said that the pair has been given a break from cricket in order to recover and prepare well for the gruelling winter campaign in the sub-continent.

"Both players have managed their injuries through the summer and a break from cricket is needed to best prepare the Test opening bowling pair for England's winter campaign that begins this October in Bangladesh," the ECB statement added.

The ECB has recently cleared the way for England’s tour of Bangladesh after a three-man security delegation was satisfied with the plans in place for the campaign.

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