James Anderson apologised after re-injuring calf in Birmingham

The 37-year-old is now awaiting the results of a scan and could miss the remaining part of the Edgbaston Test.

Published: 02nd August 2019 01:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2019 01:22 PM   |  A+A-

James Anderson

England pacer Anderson. (Photo | FIle/AP)

By IANS

BIRMINGHAM: England pacer James Anderson apologised to his teammates after bowling only four overs because of a calf injury on Day One of the first Ashes Test against Australia, revealed Stuart Broad.

Anderson, who first tore his right calf muscle while playing for Lancashire against Durham at Sedburgh on July 2, on Thursday experienced further discomfort during his fourth over of the match at Edgbaston and left the field for treatment.

The 37-year-old is now awaiting the results of a scan and could miss the remaining part of the Edgbaston Test.

"He's a bit distraught," ESPNcricinfo quoted Broad as saying after the end of play on Day One. "He came and said sorry to the bowlers. He feels like he's let the bowling group down, which of course he hasn't. He's down and he's frustrated."

"We don't know the full extent yet. All we can hope is the news is better than we expect," the England pacer ended.

England ended the first day on 10-0, trailing by 274 after Steve Smith's stunning 144 helped Australia recover from 122-8 to make 284.

Stay up to date on all the latest Cricket news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp