James Anderson ankle Injury Ben Stokes Said not think he will be fit to play next months Test against India


James Anderson Injury: England has announced its playing XI for the third and final test match against New Zealand. In this match to be played in Leeds, the hosts have rested veteran fast bowler James Anderson due to injury. Captain Ben Stokes told that Anderson has suffered an ankle injury due to which he has been ruled out of the last Test. Stokes also said that how serious his injury is is not sure. This statement of Stokes is a relief for the Indian fans. Team India has to play the only test match against England from July 1. If Anderson’s injury becomes serious, then he can miss this match against Team India as well.

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England captain Ben Stokes said Anderson has a swollen ankle and does not think he will be fit to play in next month’s Test against India. “Unfortunately Jimmy is not well so Jamie Overton will make his debut this week,” Stokes said.

“Unfortunate for Jimmy but we also have to play a big Test match against India. To be honest, I am not sure how serious his injury is.

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Jamie Overton is set to debut for England in the absence of the injured Anderson. The 28-year-old bowling all-rounder, Overton, has a lot of experience in domestic cricket, but will be playing for the first time in international cricket. Jamie Overton has played 82 first class matches so far in which he has taken 206 wickets. Apart from this, he has 57 wickets in List A cricket and has scored more than 2500 runs in domestic cricket.

After winning the first two matches of the ongoing three-match Test series against New Zealand, the hosts have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead.

England playing XI

Alex Lees, Jack Crowley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Fox (wk), Matty Potts, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Jamie Overton

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