India vs England: James Anderson to miss first Test with shoulder injury
Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, has not played since the fourth Test against Pakistan in August because of a shoulder injury.
England's record-breaking bowler James Anderson, who has already been ruled out of the current tour of Bangladesh, will miss next month's first Test against India, captain Alastair Cook said on Wednesday.
"I don't think he'll be there for the start. He might be ready to do some training, but he won't be ready for the first Test match in India," Cook told reporters.
"I don't know what's happening -- they will be making some decisions over the next seven days or so. I spoke to him last night and he is training well and in good shape physically."
Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, has not played since the fourth Test against Pakistan in August because of a shoulder injury. He has not travelled to Bangladesh, where England on Thursday begin a two-Test series in Chittagong.
Asked whether he was optimistic the 34-year-old would play some part in the five-Test India series, Cook refused to give any guarantees and said a decision on when he would travel had still to be made.
"You should probably speak to the medical team and Jimmy on that. He hasn't yet bowled since, and that has been the problem in the past," Cook told reporters in Chittagong.
"He's making some really good strides and we'll know more later on."
Anderson's continued absence would be a significant blow to England's chances in India, who are the world's number one Test side and have a formidable home record.
England are expected to field three spinners in the Chittagong Test, with the 39-year-old Gareth Batty expected to be selected after more than a decade in the international wilderness.
Singh's arrest occurred after an activist in Hansi filed a complaint regarding a casteist slur used by the cricketer during an Instagram live event with Rohit Sharma earlier this year.
Harbhajan and Srinath both enjoyed fine international careers. Harbhajan is India's third-highest wicket-taker in Tests, with 417 dismissals in 103 Tests and more than 700 plus international wickets across formats.
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