By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline
Published: 00:02 GMT, 27 February 2020 | Updated: 00:08 GMT, 27 February 2020
James Anderson has admitted it was 'very frustrating' to be left out of England's tour to Sri Lanka but maintained he was looking forward to a full pre-season with Lancashire.
Anderson, England's all-time leading wicket-taker, missed the last two Test matches in their tour to South Africa with a rib injury. However, the Lancashire paceman declared himself fully fit for the two-match Test series in Sri Lanka following the injury, but was overlooked by the selectors so that he could fully prepare for the home season against West Indies and Pakistan.
Asked at the launch of the ECB's new Dynamos Cricket programme how disappointed he was to be omitted from the 16-man touring party, Anderson said: 'It was very frustrating but it happens, there's not a lot I can do about it. I'm just focusing on the summer and starting the season with Lancashire, because all I can do is focus on when I can play cricket next and that's with Lancashire and hopefully I can.
James Anderson has spoken of his frustration at being omitted from England's Sri