Hoggard looking at OT comeback

England fast bowler Matthew Hoggard is expected to make a full comeback for England’s third test against the West Indies at Old Trafford.

Hoggard, who suffered a thigh strain during the first Test at Lord’s, missed the second Test but he is confident he’ll make a full recovery for next Thursday’s match.

“I’m still firmly expecting to have recovered from my groin injury before the third Test at Old Trafford next week,” he wrote in his column for The Times.

“Providing the injury progresses as we’re hoping, I’ll be back playing cricket on Saturday for Baildon against Pudsey St Lawrence in the Bradford League, then again for Yorkshire in the one-day match against Durham on Sunday.

“Peter Moores is perfectly happy for me to be playing club cricket and I’ll see how the groin is feeling before we decide how many overs I’ll bowl. If I then feel that I’m up to bowling ten overs for Yorkshire, I’ll play on Sunday as well and, all being well, I’ll then be back on track for the next Test.”

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