New Delhi: Veteran English speedster James Anderson is all set to join the England squad for the five-match Test series against India.
The 34-year-old, who was left out of the 16-man squad for India tour after missing the tour of Bangladesh with a shoulder injury, will join England’s Test squad in India next week.
In a statement released on Saturday, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said Anderson could play a significant part in the upcoming series after encouraging progress in his recovery.
Anderson is set to arrive in Rajkot on Tuesday, ahead of England’s first ever Test in Gujarat. This means that while he will miss the first Test, he can be included in the playing XI for the next match.
Anderson last played a Test against Pakistan at the Kia Oval in mid-August.
England will play five Tests against number one ranked side India, starting in Rajkot on 9 November.