Anderson hoping to deliver more for England
England fast bowler James Anderson is the hottest topic in the game. On August 25th, the fast bowler completed 600 wickets in his Test career. With reaching that milestone, he conquered some special records with himself too. James Anderson is only after three legendary spinners Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (706) and Anil Kumble (619), in the list for leading Test wicket-takers.
Following the milestone achievement from the fast bowler, obviously there will be questions raised on him about his future plan with the national team. Since he is the senior bowler in the team, there are some speculations going around the retirement of the fast bowler.
James Anderson wants to play as much as he can
After reaching the milestone, James Anderson gave a clear cut view about his future with England cricket. The right-arm fast bowler said that he is willing to contribute even more to his country. The pacer said that England skipper Joe Root wants him in the squad for the next Ashes series.
Anderson said, “I’ve chatted to Joe [Root] about this a little bit, and he has said he would like me to be in Australia, I don’t see any reason why I can’t be. I’m working hard on my fitness all the time. I’m working hard on my game.
I didn’t bowl as well as I’d have liked for the whole summer. But in this Test, I was really on it, and I feel like I’ve still got stuff to offer this team. As long as I still feel like that I think I’ll keep going. I don’t think I’ve won my last Test matches as an England cricketer yet.”
On the whole, his opinion is to contribute to the team as long as he can. Also he said that he will obey to the plans and decisions of the team management and make decisions on his International career according to that.
“There will be decisions along the way with the selectors and coach and captain around how the team moves forward, but as long as they want me around I’ll keep working hard and try to prove I’m good enough to play in this team,” he added.