June 10, 2018 / 11:34 AM / 8 days ago

England's Anderson out for six weeks with shoulder problem

(Reuters) - England paceman James Anderson has been ruled out for six weeks with a shoulder problem but aims to be fit for the test series against India later in the summer.

Cricket - England Nets - Emerald Headingley, Leeds, Britain - May 30, 2018 England's James Anderson during nets Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

The break from all county cricket is intended to manage what is described as a long-term injury.

“We have five tests against India in a six-week period from 1 August, which will be an intense and challenging period for all our bowlers,” said England coach Trevor Bayliss.

“Therefore it’s vital that we ensure Jimmy goes into that series in the best possible condition.”

The Lancashire seamer played in both tests in the drawn series against Pakistan but is not involved in England’s upcoming one-day series against Australia.

The first of five tests between England and India begins on Aug. 1 at Edgbaston.

Reporting by Neil Robinson, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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