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IND vs ENG LIVE: Ben Stokes MASTERSTROKE? England cricket team decides to rest most dangerous JAMES ANDERSON before Birmingham test vs India: Follow LIVE Updates

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IND vs ENG LIVE – Ben Stokes Masterstroke: England cricket team is playing New Zealand in 3rd Test starting Thursday. But it seems Ben Stokes and Coach Brendon McCullum’s entire focus is on series deciding rescheduled 5th Test against India. Keeping the Birmingham test in mind, England team management has decided to keep India’s nemesis James Anderson completely fresh, Check HOW? Follow INDIA vs ENGLAND LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN.

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  • James Anderson will be rested for the third Test match against New Zealand at Headingley in Leeds
  • Anderson was the most lethal bowler in the first 4 matches of the series along with Ollie Robinson
  • Anderson tool 15 Wickets at a average of just 24 and completely unnerved Indian batsmen.
  • Stokes & McCullum have decided to keep ANDERSON completely fresh for the India match.
IND vs ENG LIVE: Ben Stokes MASTERSTROKE? England cricket team decides to rest most dangerous JAMES ANDERSON before Birmingham test vs India: Follow LIVE Updates

IND vs ENG LIVE: Ben Stokes MASTERSTROKE? England cricket team decides to rest most dangerous JAMES ANDERSON before Birmingham test vs India: Follow LIVE Updates

Anderson rested ahead of India series –

Ahead of the final Test match against England Ben Stokes addressed the media and said, “It’s unfortunate for Jimmy, but we’ve got a massive Test against India coming up as well. I’m not too sure how serious it is to be honest. He’s just got a bit of a puffy ankle.”

The decision to rest Anderson may have come with the team management keeping in mind the workload of their all-time Test wicket-taker.

Anderson will be expected to play a key role in the rescheduled fifth Test against India, starting July 1 in Birmingham.

If the 3rd Test against New Zealand at Leeds goes the distance, then there will be only 3 day’s gap between the two Tests.

This is the primary reason that England team management decided to give Anderson some rest before the all crucial test.

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Anderson’s OVERALL record against India-

  • Considered as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all-time James Anderson will be a big weapon for England in the upcoming contest.
  • In 13 matches against India Anderson has managed to scalp 34 wickets with a best 40/4.
  • The experienced campaigner recently reached the milestone of 650 wickets for England and will be ready for the challenge against the visiting Indian side.
  • Anderson has previously involved in controversies with the Indian team and will be ready to reignite the battle in Birmingham.

Anderson’s record against India-

Matches Overs Maidens R W 5w 10w Best Avg S/R E/R
13 375.4 102 997 34 0 0 4/40 29.32 66.29 2.65

 

IND vs ENG LIVE: Ben Stokes MASTERSTROKE? England cricket team decides to rest most dangerous JAMES ANDERSON before Birmingham test vs India: Follow LIVE Updates

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Jamie Overton to debut for England-

Jamie Overton will make his Test debut against New Zealand at Headingley on Thursday, in place of James Anderson. England captain Ben Stokes confirmed a solitary change to the team that sealed the series with their five-wicket victory at Trent Bridge last week and will now be ready for the clash in Birmingham.

India also preparing for the England clash-

  • As things stand, the Indian team is also preparing for the clash against England as they are scheduled to face Leicestershire on Friday in a four-day warm-up match.
  • The players have been working in shifts and charged up for the warm-up game as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant were seen doing warm-ups.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara was also seen taking slip fielding lessons as India try to avoid any potential calamities in that region.
  • Mohammed Shami who is also an important part of the team was seen playing football with Virat Kohli as they prepared for the clash.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Ben Stokes MASTERSTROKE? England cricket team decides to rest most dangerous JAMES ANDERSON before Birmingham test vs India: Follow LIVE Updates

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