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Anderson breaks finger on bowling hand
March 15, 2007 01:36 IST
England pace bowler James Anderson has fractured the little finger on his right hand, an England team spokesman said on Wednesday.
An x-ray confirmed the break and he will be reassessed by medical staff on Thursday.
Right-arm paceman Anderson is now doubtful for England's opening World Cup Group C clash with New Zealand on Friday. He was battling with three others for the two seam bowling spots in the line-up.
The 24-year-old sustained the injury during catching practice and was immediately taken for further examination at a local hospital.
Anderson has only just recovered from a back problem which forced him out of England's recent victorious tri-series campaign in Australia.
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