Bowlers Anderson and Broad of England to serve out the first two rounds of the County Championship

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Bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad of England to serve out the first two rounds of the County Championship in preparation for the International Summer

  • Couple to play in some games before the Lord’s Test against New Zealand on June 2
  • Anderson and Broad are scheduled to curl their 2021 season on April 22
  • Test captain Joe Root, on the other hand, plays for Yorkshire in the first two games

James Anderson and Stuart Broad will serve the first two rounds of the County Championship season in preparation for the international summer.

Plans for England’s established new ball attack to be included in some but not all of their counties’ matches between now and the Lord’s Test against New Zealand on June 2 mean Anderson will miss Lancashire’s home games against Sussex and Northamptonshire , while Nottinghamshire’s Broad is unavailable. for visits from Durham and Warwickshire to Trent Bridge.

Anderson – who won 30 wickets in six games, at an average of 9.36, to help Lancashire win the Division Two title in 2019 – is scheduled to join Australian rookie Jackson Bird in the away game in Kent at 22 in 2021. April to bow.

James Anderson (right) and Stuart Broad will bow in 2021 on April 22

James Anderson (right) and Stuart Broad will bow in 2021 on April 22

Broad, only ahead of Anderson among English test wicket-takers and needing three more to surpass West Indies’ Courtney Walsh in sixth place, should appear for Notts for the first time against Worcestershire on New Road on the same day.

Test captain Joe Root, on the other hand, will play for Yorkshire in the first two games, starting with Glamorgan’s trip to Leeds next Thursday, and will have his availability assessed weekly thereafter leading up to England’s two-test run with the New Zealanders. .

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