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Anderson fit, ready for IPL

Mumbai: New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson is expected to join his IPL team, Mumbai Indians, later this week, with his finger injury having healed well. Anderson had cut and dislocated the little finger of his right hand during the World T20.

“There’s no fracture, no break and we’re very happy with how the injury is healing,” Anderson said, according to Fairfax NZ News, after seeing a specialist in Auckland on Friday.

“The ligaments are all fine too; everything else is good to go. Everything went well and the news was all positive,” he said.

Anderson was bought for $750,000 at the IPL auction in February, after an impressive few months in international cricket, during which he broke the long-standing record for the fastest ODI century. His participation in the tournament, however, was in doubt, after he hurt himself while attempting a catch against Sri Lanka.

The IPL begins on April 16, in the UAE, with defending champions Mumbai Indians playing the opener against Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi.