James Anderson’s chances of proving he remains England’s No 1 bowler suffered a setback on Friday when he injured his groin bowling for Lancashire.
England’s bowling spearhead James Anderson all set to undergo a scan on Monday, May 22 after suffering a groin injury during the County Championship match between Lancashire and Yorkshire.
On the day of his injury, Anderson managed to bowl six overs before suffering the injury while fielding.
Though, Anderson is not part of the England’s Champions Trophy squad, but he will be an important figure during the four-match Test series against South Africa in July at home.
The Test series between England and South Africa will commence on July 6 at the Lord’s.
Since, his groin injury is serious, he is unlikely to play any County Championship said, Lancashire coach Glen Chapple, reported the Sky Sports.
The 34-year-old pace bowler who last played a Test series against India in the Subcontinent in Mumbai, but due to injury he had leave for home in the middle of the series.
Anderson’s presence in the South Africa series is important. In the last away series, England defeated South Africa, but in 2012 suffered 2-0 defeat to the Proteas.
South Africa will be spending as many as 12 weeks in England, playing in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, before which the two teams will play a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series. England and South Africa will also play a three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series ahead of the Tests.
He failed to make any impact in India, so he decided to play County Championship to keep himself match ready. Anderson was set to play four matches in Division One of the County Championship, which would have warmed him up well for the Test series.
Anderson has played 122 Test matches for England and has taken 467 wickets. He is the highest wicket take in England’s cricket history.