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England’s Anderson escapes injury after being struck by golf ball

England’s Anderson escapes injury after being struck by golf ball

The 36-year-old pacer took a mighty swing at the golf ball at Stoke Park golf course in Buckinghamshire in a bid to clear an array of trees which were only a few meters away from him.

England pace spearhead James Anderson took a nasty hit on his face while playing a round of golf with his England teammate Stuart Broad.

With Broad filming from behind, Anderson swung hard trying to get the ball to fall back on the fairway but the outcome was significantly different.

The ball hit the root of a tree and rebounded off it before hitting the pacer on his face.

England won the first match by 31 runs at Edgbaston last Saturday with Anderson finishing with 4 wickets while Broad picked up a couple in the second innings.

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Anderson is the leader of England's bowling attack and an injury at this point in time would have been disastrous for the home team as they gear up for the second Test against India starting August 9.

Stuart Broad and Mohammed Shami are the two bowlers inside the top-20 who have headed in the opposite direction in the latest ICC Rankings.

England fans relieved when they heard that Anderson is fine, because he is an important player to the team, who will be playing the second test against India on Thursday.

England have made two changes going into next week's Test in London, with Ollie Pope replacing Dawid Malan and Chris Woakes taking the place of Ben Stokes.

Both Anderson and Broad played key roles in the thrilling match.


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