The English bowler James Anderson may not feature for the final Test against India that is to be held at Manchester from 10th September to 14th September. It will be a major concern for the England captain Joe Root if his main bowler James Anderson doesn’t play this final Test as it is an important Test match for the English side after they lost to India on Monday by 157 runs.
James Anderson had a little problem on day 1 of the fourth Test match. His knee was bleeding on the first day when the Indian team was playing their first innings. Despite the bleeding, he continued to bowl and was keen to take wickets of the Indian batsman. This was not the best Test match for the 39-year-old English pacer as he took only 2 wickets, 1 in each innings for England. In the second innings, he looked very tired as he bowled nearly 35 overs which was way too much for the 39-year-old. Because of this, England Captain Joe Root is concern about his fitness and will look to rest him down for the final Test in Manchester. Joe Root doesn’t want the bowler to get injured as they also have to play ashes after this five-Test match series.
“You have to weigh everything up and take everything into account to make sure physically he (Anderson) is in right place. If he goes down injured, it leaves us in a difficult place for the rest of the game and the winter,” England captain Joe Root said after the loss in Sony Sports Network.