WATCH: James Anderson celebrates wickets following social distancing protocol, uses hand sanitiser during the warm-up match

WATCH: James Anderson celebrates wickets following social distancing protocol, uses hand sanitiser during the warm-up match
James Anderson. (Image Source: Twitter)

The England Cricket Board (ECB) took the initiative of resumption of cricket, which was left in a lull, post worldwide pandemic outbreak.


The England cricket team will take on West Indies to resume their summer. The preparation for the mega-event has already begun for the Three Lions with the internal practice game taking place between Team Buttler and Team Stokes.

In the video released by the Twitter handle of England cricket team, legendary fast-bowler James Anderson was seen back to his very best, coming back from an injury which he sustained in New Zealand.


Anderson took the wicket of Joe Denly, who was batting on 48 and went ahead with the customary celebrations with wicket-keeper Ben Foakes.

However, Anderson ensured that there were no high-fives, hugs or head rubs, just elbow dabs, following social distancing protocol, and restraining the old habits.

Watch the video here:


The highest wicket-taker in Test cricket amongst pacers, looked like his usual self, bowling 18 overs and returning with figures of 2/49. Interestingly, fans saw Anderson using the hand-sanitiser on several occasions.

England will take on West Indies on July 8 at Southampton, to commence the three-match Test series, also marking the resumption of cricket under new guidelines imposed by ICC.


The new guidelines would not allow the application of saliva on the cricket ball, which caused a furore amongst the cricketing community.

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