James Anderson: England bowler eyes Lancashire return against Yorkshire
England's record wicket-taker James Anderson is set to return from resting a shoulder problem in Lancashire's Roses match with Yorkshire on 22 July.
The 35-year-old has not played since the start of June, but will feature for Lancashire's second team on 15 July in a specially-arranged three-day game.
Anderson hopes to prove his fitness before England's five Test series against India begins on 1 August.
Meanwhile, Stuart Broad is to have a scan on his ankle injury on Wednesday.
The fast-bowler, 32, only bowled in the first session on the final day of Nottinghamshire's County Championship draw with Worcestershire last week and had been due to have a scan last Friday.
England hope he will play for the county in their four-day game on 22 July - as preparation for the India Test - with Notts head coach Peter Moores saying the injury is "manageable".
Anderson himself has been managing a long-standing injury to his bowling shoulder and missed Lancashire's championship matches against Worcestershire and Hampshire.