Thursday, 6 November 2014 00:04
Reuters: James Anderson has been ruled out of Englandâ€™s one-day international series in Sri Lanka as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old pace bowler, who picked up the injury earlier this year, will not take part in the seven-match series and will be eased back into action before next yearâ€™s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
â€śJames 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,â€ť the ECB said in a statement.
â€śAnderson experienced some knee discomfort during the summer and in preparation for the ICC Cricket World Cup will undergo a graded return to bowling program over the next two months.
â€śAndersonâ€™s return to bowling program will include a period in South Africa in December with the England performance program in preparation for the tri-series against Australia and India (in January) and the World Cup (in February and March).â€ť
Anderson has played 99 test matches for England taking 380 wickets, three behind Ian Bothamâ€™s record of 383, and has taken 257 wickets in 184 one-day internationals.
So far no replacement has been named for Anderson.