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Anderson declares himself 'definitely' fit for Ashes series



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England's veteran fast bowler James Anderson said he has recovered from a groin injury and is braced up for the Ashes next month.

The 40-year-old suffered a minor injury during Lancashire's County Championship match against Somerset earlier in the month.

"Yes, definitely. I have no issues running and bowling again and just keeping my fingers crossed I can carry on going as I have been and will be ready for the Ashes," said Anderson. 

"The idea is to try and step it up here at Lancashire over the next couple of days and then meet up with England on Sunday and see where I get to. I am in the squad for the Ireland test but we have to make a call on that nearer to the time."

England quick Ollie Robinson suffered an ankle injury and Jofra Archer has been ruled out for the entire summer, while Olly Stone will be missing for several weeks with a hamstring injury which made Anderson's appearance crucial for the England.