England’s highest Test wicket taker James Anderson said he felt very good as he had always looked so good and Joe Root’s best man was in the Test series between England and India which was recently concluded. Anderson, at 39, is still England’s most reliable bowler in Tests, making it possible for his team to achieve positive results.
The right-arm seam bowler finished the shortened Test series with 15 headers in eight overs at 24.66. He was especially the bowler who silenced Indian captain Virat Kohli for most of the series and dismissed him due to a golden duck in the series.
I’m confident I can go again: James Anderson continues to play international cricket
At 39, James Anderson is writing a new chapter in the history of longevity for pass bowlers, and although he looked like he was not going to play all five Tests against India, the right hand persevered and played in four games. He was eager to take part in the Manchester Test, despite the huge workload at the Oval.
‘I went into this series and did not expect to play all five Tests. In recent series, our bowlers were able to turn around a bit more, but circumstances prevented it. It was not ideal to bowl many overs in the second innings at the Oval, but with a few days of rest and repairs I am confident I can go again. I felt as good as ever in this series, “ Anderson wrote in his column for The Telegraph.
‘I was in a good rhythm, my speeds were reasonable, 85 km / h, which is more than enough for someone with my skill. I really enjoyed new players like Ollie Robinson joining the team and helping him flourish as a cricketer, “ he added.
Anderson could have played at his home ground in Manchester, but the anxiety of the Indian team over COVID-19 led to the fifth Test being canceled on the spot hours before the throw would take place.
The third highest wicket-taker ever will hopefully make a trip to Australia for the ashes, but it looks like the tour has also been let down as visitors are reluctant to comply with the quarantine rules. In addition, many of the key players in England could, if that happens, sign off if their families are not allowed to travel with them.