[caption id="attachment_724117" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-724117" alt="James Anderson India England 2018" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/James-Anderson.jpg" width="628" height="450" /> James Anderson Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/james-anderson" target="_blank">James Anderson</a> could be in line for a return to the national side for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/england" target="_blank">England</a>'s upcoming five-Test series with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">India</a> after undergoing rehabilitation on a longstanding shoulder injury. Anderson, now 35, has taken 540 wickets in 138 Tests. He has been out of action since early June, but will hope to prove he is fit in a second XI match for his county Lancashire on July 15. He is then due to play a County Championship match against old rivals Yorkshire in the Roses match on July 22. <p></p> <p></p>Anderson has already described the schedule for the Test series against India, which begins at Edgbaston on August 1, as 'ridiculous' with all five matches crammed into a six-week period. <p></p> <p></p>"England seamer Jimmy Anderson will make his return to competitive cricket for Lancashire second XI in a three-day match against Nottinghamshire at Old Trafford starting on July 15," read a statement from the ECB. <p></p> <p></p>"Anderson, who has not played since the second Test victory over Pakistan on June 3, has spent the past month rehabilitating a long-standing right shoulder injury and returned to bowling working with Lancashire and England staff in the past seven days. <p></p> <p></p>"As part of his plan, before the first Test against India starting on August 1, he will play for Lancashire seconds against Nottinghamshire and the Roses match in the County Championship Division One match against Yorkshire at Old Trafford starting on July 22." <p></p> <p></p>Anderson has struggled with shoulder injury over the past two years and acknowledged after England squared the 2-Test series with Pakistan in which he took 9 wickets at an average of 19.11 he needed to rest it, with the India matches coming thick and fast. <p></p> <p></p>"I just need to get in the gym and get it strong," he said in June. "The India schedule is ridiculous with five Tests in six weeks and that will put a lot of stress on it."