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Anderson to train at Manchester City to get fit for South Africa tour
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Anderson to train at Manchester City to get fit for South Africa tour

England fast bowler James Anderson will train at Manchester City in order to recover from the calf injury which refrained him from participating in the Ashes.

Anderson had sustained the injury while playing for Lancashire before it aggravated during the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, which kept him out from the rest of the series.

He has also been left out of the Test squad for the New Zealand tour and now has set his ambitions on playing the four-match Test series in South Africa which starts from Boxing Day Test.

Now, he will be utilizing the facilities at the Etihad campus for the next two months under the watchful eyes of England’s head of strength and conditioning Rob Ahmun.

"[Anderson] will be hoping to use the world-class facilities at the Etihad Campus with the England Cricket sports science team over the next two months, leading into the South Africa tour, which starts in December," an ECB spokesman said.

The 37-year-old has no ambitions of retirement yet and recently said that he wants to emulate footballer Ryan Giggs, who represented Manchester United till the age of 40.

"It has been absolutely devastating to miss the Ashes series but I have not thought for one second about retiring. In fact, I'm going to look into how Ryan Giggs was able to play football at the highest level until he was 40. That's what I'd like to do."