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England pace bowler James Anderson will miss the national team’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka later this month after failing to sufficiently recover from a knee injury.
This means that England will be without their two frontline seamers as Stuart Broad was also ruled out of the tour after undergoing knee surgery in September.
Both Anderson and Broad will now travel to South Africa with the England Performance Programme in December for a fast-bowling camp.
“James Anderson has been ruled out of the upcoming one day tour to Sri Lanka to continue his rehabilitation on a pre-existing left knee injury,” an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement said. “Anderson experienced some knee discomfort during the summer and in preparation for the ICC Cricket World Cup will undergo a graded return to bowling over the next two months.
“Anderson’s return to bowling will include a period in South Africa in December with the England Performance Programme in preparation for the tri-series against Australia and India and the ICC Cricket World Cup. At present Anderson will not be replaced in the squad for the Sri Lanka tour.”