Manchester: England spearhead James Anderson has just under a month to prove his fitness for the first Ashes Test against Australia after suffering a “low-grade calf muscle tear” while playing for county side Lancashire. Anderson, England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker, will miss Lancashire’s next two four-day County Championship matches against Northamptonshire and Sussex after leaving the field during a match against Durham on July 2 due to tightness to his right calf. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherThe 36-year-old Anderson underwent an MRI scan on Friday, with an England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman saying Sunday: “The MRI confirmed that Anderson has suffered a low-grade calf muscle tear. “As a result of the injury, he will commence a rehabilitation programme with the England and Lancashire CCC medical teams.” The spokesman confirmed fast-medium bowler Anderson would miss Lancashire’s next two Championship match before adding: “He will be reassessed on an ongoing basis regarding his availability for the Specsavers Test match versus Ireland at Lord’s on July 24 and the Specsavers Ashes Series against Australia starting on August 1.” Anderson, who is not involved in the ongoing World Cup as he no longer features in one-day internationals, has taken 575 wickets in 148 Tests to lie fourth in the all-time list of Test wicket-takers. Birmingham’s Edgbaston will be the venue for the opening match of a five-Test Ashes series at the start of next month.
← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL: Larvik, Budućnost and Bucharest celebrate away wins! Next Story → Vardar smash Kielce 34:24 Larvik HKThea and Nora Mork Norwegian Larvik HK showed capability to play serious role again at the Women’s EHF Champions League. Last season’s finalists made the life much more easier in the upcoming weeks by important win in Romanian Baia Mare 31:29 (19:14) after surprising home defeat at the start of the competition against Russian Rostov Don – 21:27.The true leaders in the away success have been twin-sisters Mork, Nora and Thea. Right back and left wing of the Norwegian roster scored nine goals each – 18 in total! They have been followed by Amanda Kurtovic who netted seven goals.The second match of the Group A will be played in Rostor on Don, where Russian girls waiting for Slovenian RK Krim Mercator.