England pace spearhead James Anderson is optimistic about being fit to play in the second Test against India at Visakhapatnam. The 34-year old also congratulated his long-term teammate Stuart Broad on reaching the milestone of 100 Test matches for England with the ongoing Test in Rajkot.
"At first we thought maybe missing four Tests was a possibility, but the way I have progressed over the last two or three weeks has been positive,” said James Anderson when he spoke with Sky Sports about his injury on Thursday.
After suffering a stress fracture to his shoulder, England's record wicket-taker has not played a Test for England since August.
"I had a good week at Loughborough last week, bowling to get some overs under my belt.
Despite no match practice in over three months, the Lancastrian was confident that he could adjust to the match atmosphere quickly.
"At the tender age of 34 I've got enough experience to get into match mode quite quickly.
Anderson also congratulated his pace bowling partner Stuart Broad after the 30-year old won his 100th Test cap in the ongoing Test in Rajkot.
"I thought I was going to miss it, with the injury and stuff, but it is great I could make it out here in time and see him get his cap this morning off
“What an amazing achievement. He has been a fantastic bowler for years, I am fortunate to have played the majority of his 100 Tests as well, and created a great friendship on and off the field. I am just delighted to be here," he added.