Wednesday, 14 March 2007

After Back, It’s Finger: Injury Stalks Anderson in WC

Shane Warne’s dark horse, i.e. England, suffered a jolt well before kicking off their World Cup campaign. No, it’s not arriving in the Windies with their generally non-playing captain Michael Vaughan. This time the bad news is that young pacer James Anderson has been hospitalised in St Lucia with a suspected broken finger.

Anderson, who missed most of the winter tour with a back injury, reportedly injured the little finger on his right hand, which is his bowling hand, during fielding practice ahead of Friday’s opener against New Zealand.

The team think-tank, however, is still optimistic that the pacer would be available for the tie against the Kiwis.

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