‘Hopefully tomorrow he’ll turn up’- James Anderson gives important update on England’s star batter’s availability on Day 4

 ‘Hopefully tomorrow he’ll turn up’- James Anderson gives important update on England’s star batter’s availability on Day 4

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The 2nd test between India and England is heading towards its business phase and the fans are up for an interesting day of play ahead of them. After winning the first match from a precarious position and given the do-or-die nature of the ‘Baseball’ approach, England will be hopeful of chasing down the mammoth 399 runs target.

But if you look at the target from a historical perspective, then India looks in a commanding position and it takes herculean effort for England to achieve this target on Day 4 subcontinent wicket. In addition to it, England premier batter Joe Root has copped an injury on his right little finger while attempting a catch of Shreyas Iyer in the slips.

After bowling only two overs in the day initially, Joe Root was out of the field for the majority part of the day which means that England was a bowler short throughout the day but the major question would be whether or not he will play a part or not in England’s quest to achieve a historical target.

James Anderson gives update on Joe Root’s injury

But England veteran fast bowler, James Anderson is hopeful that Root will come out to bat tomorrow for England. He also informed that the England medical team working meticulously to get Joe Root to bat in the fourth innings by icing and treating his finger. He has not been sent for scans till now which indicates his injury might not be that serious to keep him away from the field.

Speaking in the press conference after Day 3 Anderson said, “His finger is not great,” He took a blow in training this morning and again on the field. It’s just making sure that is as good as it can be for when he bats. Hopefully tomorrow he’ll turn up at the ground and be OK to hold a bat.

“He was just making sure he could do everything he could to help us out in the second innings, just making sure it’s as good as possible for tomorrow. There’s a chance we will need him with the bat so it’s making sure he can hold a bat.”
He further added, “I don’t think there’s concerns. It’s making sure he’s as good as he can be. There’s no point risking it for an external blow, no point risking it further out in the middle, so it’s making sure he’s good enough to bat.”


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