The senior England pacer James Anderson feels that England has to adapt to the different English conditions to win The Ashes 2019.
Just a few months ago, England achieved the second spot in the ICC Test rankings after winning the Test series in Sri Lanka. In that dominating tour, England won the three-match Test series by 3-0 in last November.
However, the scenario has widely changed at present as England is now standing at the fifth position in the Test ranking. Recently, the host side Windies stunned the world cricket by winning a three-match Test series against England by the 2-1 margin.
James Anderson has recently spoken about the sudden decline of the England cricket team. Talking about the main factor of their recent disappointing performances, he has pointed out the adapting to the condition.
He recently told Sky Sports, “We prepared well for the Sri Lanka series and had a really strong plan. We knew we were going to face a lot of spin and that our main bowlers were going to be the spinners. That plan worked.
“In the West Indies, we weren’t quite sure what we were going to get – we didn’t adapt to the conditions, their bowling attack and the way their batsmen played.”
The team adapts best to the condition will win The Ashes 2019
After completion of the upcoming World Cup, England will be busy in The Ashes 2019.
In the previous 2017/18 Ashes series, the host side Australia thrashed them by 4-0. On the other hand, England won their last home Ashes series (2015 Ashes series) by the 3-2 margin.
Predicting the upcoming Ashes, James Anderson feels that the winners will be that team who will adapt best to the different English conditions.
He said, “It shows that when we have a clear idea we do well but when we had to adapt we weren’t quick enough to pick things up and that is something we have to improve, even in English conditions. The five grounds we play the Ashes on will all be different and whichever team adapts best to that will come out on top. That is something we have to improve.”
James Anderson is amazed to see England’s ODI dominance
James Anderson is feeling amazing on England’s ODI revolution at present. Since May 2018, England is leading the ODI rank by maintaining their dominance in ODI cricket.
The senior pacer said, “It’s been amazing. To be performing the way they have been over the last few years is fantastic. It always seemed to be England following the rest of the world and looking to keep up but at the minute England are setting the bar and raising standards. They are brilliant to watch and it is now the rest of the world trying to follow.”
England hasn’t won any ODI World Cup yet. The English side is desperate to end this embarrassment drought in the upcoming tournament. Many experts have also claimed that England will begin the competition as a favourite side.
England and Wales will host the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup from 30th May to 14th July. The top ten teams will participate in this competition while the host side England will begin the tournament by playing the opening game against South Africa at The Oval (London) on 30th May.
I feel as good as I ever have – James Anderson
The 36-year-old English pacer James Anderson is enjoying the cricket very well. Since 2017, the right-arm pacer is only playing the red-ball cricket, and he is now feeling in the best position in his career.
He added, “I feel as good as I ever have. With me not playing one-day cricket over the last few years, it gives me that extra time to work on my fitness and stay fresh. I never really look too far ahead but I have no plans to finish up anytime soon. I will take it series by series and see what happens.”
James Anderson is the leading wicket-taker as a pacer in Test cricket history. The right-arm pacer has picked up 575 wickets in 148 Tests with an average of 26.93. Overall, he is the fourth highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history.