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England seamer James Anderson remains hopeful of playing in the second Test against India after a positive training spell at Loughborough. Raymond Felton Jersey . Anderson, recovering from a stress fracture of his right shoulder blade, has joined his England team-mates in Rajkot and hopes to make a decision on his fitness in the next two to three days.The second Test begins at Visakhapatnam on November 17 and while Anderson admits that it would not be ideal to step back onto the international stage with no match practice under his belt, the 34-year-old is confident he could reacclimatise to Test cricket quickly. A pick of the action from the first day of the first Test I had a good week at Loughborough last week getting some overs under my belt and hopefully I can keep that going this week and get some miles in my legs and keep wandering around and make sure Im as fit as I possibly can be and maybe be fit for the second Test, he told Sky Sports. The story of Day One Catch up with the key moments from the first day of the first Test between England and India I did a good amount last week - I got 30 overs in, in the week - and this week is about carrying that on and maybe increasing the intensity a little bit. The rest is standing around, getting used to being up on my feet for seven or eight hours a day.It [the second Test] is still over a week away so its hard to say right now but it all depends on how this week goes. In the next two or three days well have a good idea of whether that is a possibility or not. At first we thought maybe the fourth Test was a possibility but the way that Ive progressed in the last two or three weeks has been positive.I feel good; I felt good last week at Loughborough in the nets and hopefully this week I can continue that and get used to the heat quite quickly.At the tender age of 34 Ive got enough experience to get back into match-mode quite quickly; its not always easy without having any games under your belt but I think Im able to do that. This week will be key to see where Im at, especially with the heat.Andersons earlier-than-expected arrival in India enabled him to witness Stuart Broad, his long-term opening partner, receive his 100th Test cap from England and Wales Cricket Board Director Andrew Strauss. Stuart Broad looks back on his England Test career In total Anderson has played 89 of his 119 Tests with Broad, the pair taking a combined tally of 823 wickets across their careers, and he paid tribute to his team-mates amazing achievement.I thought I was going to miss it with the injury and stuff but it was great that I could make it out here in time and see him get his cap this morning off Straussy, said Anderson.Hes been a fantastic bowler for years and Ive been fortunate to play in the majority of his 100 Tests as well. Weve created a great friendship both on and off the field and Im delighted that I could be here.Off the field we talk a lot about the game - we know each others game inside out; we talk a lot on the field. But I think we are slightly different as bowlers so we complement each other as well, which works. Weve got a good connection; we get each other. We kind of know when its going to be one guys day and the other guy just tries to sit in and help him out.Live coverage of the first Test between India and England continues on Sky Sports 2 and across selected mobile devices. Watch the complete Test for £10.99 with no contract, with a Week Pass from NOW TV. Also See: First Test scorecard Highlights Commentary Beefys India memories Eddie Jones Jersey .com) - Minnesota Vikings fans would surely concede Teddy Bridgewater is not Peyton Manning. Hornets Jerseys 2020 . The Canadian defensive tackle suffered the injury on Monday and had tests done on Tuesday. He was a potential starter on the defensive line but head coach Mike OShea said he wasnt even thinking about the ratio when he got the news. https://www.cheaphornets.com/665l-dwayne-bacon-jersey-hornets.html . JOHNS, N.TORONTO - Forgive Dwane Casey if hes not jumping up and down as a result of his teams first win of the exhibition season. Although the Raptors coach acknowledges the positives - and there were several of them - to be taken out of Mondays 97-89 preseason victory over the Celtics, there was one thing that was on his mind the following afternoon. "Turnovers," he emphasized after practice on Tuesday. "26 turnovers is way too many. Weve got to make sure we cut those down." Preseason rust is a phenomenon that has been known to affect even the best of teams and Casey understands that. Its also not hugely surprising for a Raptors team that has spent the bulk of training camp working strictly on their defence. Casey accepts this premise, but he wont excuse it. "We[ve] got to get those down," Casey said of the offensive miscues. "Probably in half, is my goal once we get going. A lot of it is rust, we spent a lot more time defensively than we have offensively." Protecting the ball was one of Torontos strengths a year ago when they averaged just 13.7 turnovers per game, third best in the NBA. By halftime on Monday the Raptors had turned the ball over 16 times and each of their starters finished the game with three or more giveaways. "It was the first game," said Terrence Ross, who had just one turnover in a standout 12-point performance. "Its not going to be perfect [but] were working on it." The young Celtics scored 26 points off Torontos 26 turnovers but the Raptors were able to overcome their mistakes thanks in large part to efficient shooting (52 per cent), an inspired performance on the boards and a defensive effort that met their coachs high expectations. "We did a lot of good things defensively," Casey said after preaching a re-commitment on that end of the floor throughout the first week of camp. "Weve got to continue that, build on that [and] cut down on some of the mistakes we made defensively but most of all we made up for the mistakes with effort." Casey will continue to emphasize defence first and foremost but making the most of each possession will undoubtedly be a focus for his team when they host the Timberwolves at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday. "Its something that were going to be more conscious of in the next game," Ross admitted. "I dont think well get 26 turnovers [or] anywhere near that again." Eliminating "cheap" foouls Another focus for Caseys club has been increasing their defensive intensity while also decreasing the unnecessary fouls theyre being called for, a tricky act to balance and one the Raptors have had a tough time with in the past. David Wesley Jersey. Toronto has committed more fouls than any other NBA team in each of the two seasons since Casey took over as head coach. Last year they were whistled for a shade over 22 violations per game, down from 23 the season before. On par with their 2012-13 average the Raptors committed 22 fouls on Monday, six of them called on Jonas Valanciunas who fouled out late in the fourth quarter. One of the (few) pitfalls that comes with employing a group of high-energy big men is the foul trouble thats likely to ensue. That will be the challenge for Valanciunas, Amir Johnson - who led the league in fouls last season - and spark plug Tyler Hansbrough. They are far too valuable to be constrained to the bench for long stretches. "The fouls we dont want to have are the cheap ones," Casey said. "Where youre reaching and grabbing, not in position. Ill take that hard play and try to correct it as we go." For Valanciunas its about playing under control on defence and when fighting for position in the low post. Casey and the coaching staff have been working with the sophomore centre on his balance as well as his vertical shot contest. "When he goes up, what we call verticality," Casey said, "and then he comes down with the hand, he thinks hes going straight up but human nature brings the hand down and he gets a cheap foul." Praise for Hansbrough Hansbrough was a popular man at practice on Tuesday. His reputation precedes him. You love him if hes on youre team, you hate him if hes not, we were told. Turns out he makes friends quick. "Tylers my favourite player on the team," Ross joked, a day after Hansbrough debuted for the Raptors with 17 points and nine rebounds off the bench. "I love playing with him," he continued. "It makes my job a lot easier knowing that hes down there battling. Hes usually taking on two guys so theres more people focused on Tyler. He slows a lot of things down for us so its great having him on the team." Lowry banged up Kyle Lowry banged his hand in practice Tuesday morning, according to Coach Casey. His status is not known but should be updated prior to Wednesdays preseason game. Its not believed to be serious. ' ' '

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