The veteran English pacer James Anderson is battling with injuries in recent times. While he missed almost the entire Ashes 2019, Anderson is focusing to return to the Test side in this winter.
The 37-year-old right-arm pacer James Anderson is one of the crucial pacers in the English Test team. His absence in the ongoing Ashes 2019 is hurting the team hugely. After the four Tests of Ashes 2019, Australia are leading this series by 2-1 with one to go.
Anderson played regular cricket for Lancashire at the start of this season. But the injuries have forced him to miss out this home international summer. The veteran pacer featured in the first game of Ashes 2019 and bowled four overs before a calf injury stopped him to bowl. Since then, he hasn’t bowled in international cricket.
After recovering from the injury, Anderson played for Lancashire to prove his fitness. If he proved his fitness, Anderson could play the last two Tests, but once again the calf injury has destroyed his dream.
Anderson feels very disappointed due to these injuries while he was happy with his start in this domestic season. The veteran English pacer is now looking for a better future.
Anderson told Sky Sports, “I’m just about getting over the disappointment… looking ahead to what I can do in the future.
“I’m definitely hungry and keen to keep playing for England. This summer I have been bowling as well as I ever have. I bowled quite a lot for Lancashire at the start of the season and was in really good form before I got injured at an annoying time.”
I just want to get my calf sorted – James Anderson
At present moment, James Anderson can’t guarantee his returning time. However, the pacer is hoping to be available during England’s upcoming winter tour in New Zealand or South Africa. In both these tours, England will play Test series along with the other international formats.
Anderson said, “I never like looking too far ahead, I just want to get my calf sorted and look to the next series to see if I can get myself fit for New Zealand and if not, then South Africa.”
After the T20I series, England will play the two-match Test series against the hosts New Zealand between 21st November and 3rd December 2019.
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Later, England will begin the South Africa tour with the four-match Test series, starting from 26th December 2019.
To stretch his international cricket career, Anderson is thinking to maintain a vegan diet.
He said, “I’m open-minded … I’m going to try and investigate every possible avenue of what I need to do at my age to keep myself in good shape.”
The former no.1-ranked Test bowler James Anderson is currently the no.6-ranked Test bowler.