Anderson to miss Sri Lanka tour

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Published: Tuesday 4th November 2014 by The News Editor

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England bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of the upcoming one-day international series against Sri Lanka as he continues to recover from a knee injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

The 32-year-old suffered some discomfort in his knee this summer and, with the World Cup taking place in February, will undergo a phased return in the next two months.

Anderson will not be replaced in the England squad that is touring Sri Lanka.

The ECB said in a statement: “James Anderson has been ruled out of the upcoming one day tour to Sri Lanka to continue his rehabilitation on a pre-existing left knee injury.

“Anderson experienced some knee discomfort during the summer and in preparation for the ICC Cricket World Cup will undergo a graded return to bowling programme over the next two months.

“Anderson’s return to bowling programme will include a period in South Africa in December with the England Performance Programme in preparation for the tri-series against Australia and India and the ICC Cricket World Cup.

“At present Anderson will not be replaced in the squad for the Sri Lanka tour.”

England will take on Sri Lanka in seven ODIs, beginning in Colombo on November 26.

Published: Tuesday 4th November 2014 by The News Editor

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