With India Test in mind, Anderson may be rested for 3rd Test vs New Zealand

A report in the Daily Mail said that the 39-year-old Anderson could miss more than the third Test due to rest rather than injury, given the hectic summer schedule, including the Test against India.

The report said Anderson was reportedly battling a leg problem, which restricted him to just 8.4 overs of the second innings at Trent Bridge and delayed the attack until the second hour of the final morning.

England have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Test series and the gap between the third Test against New Zealand and the re-conducted Test against India in Birmingham is just three days away, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) wants. Refresh the aging warrior to take on the Rohit Sharma-led side.

The report added that the workload of Anderson’s new teammate Stuart Broad will also be considered when selecting the playing XI for the Leeds Test.

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