Veteran England pacer James Anderson believes if he continues taking wickets he has a shot at getting chosen for subsequent Ashes.
James Anderson. (Reuters Photograph)
- Ashes sequence is scheduled to be performed between November 2021 and January 2022 in Australia
- Anderson believes if he continues taking wickets he has a shot at getting chosen for the sequence
- I can be doing the whole lot I can to be on that aircraft to Australia: Anderson
After turning into the primary quick bowler to amass 600 Check wickets, veteran England pacer James Anderson has set his sights on subsequent yr’s Ashes sequence, saying he’ll do “the whole lot he can” to play in Australia.
The 38-year-old made his red-ball debut in 2003. Since then he has develop into England’s main wicket-taker and has earned 156 caps Check caps, together with enjoying in 4 Ashes excursions of Australia.
“I can be doing the whole lot I can to be on that aircraft to Australia. I am nonetheless hungry to take wickets, I nonetheless love enjoying the sport, so I’ll hold making an attempt to enhance and keep match,” he informed ‘BBC Breakfast’.
The Ashes sequence is scheduled to be performed between November 2021 and January 2022 in Australia.
Anderson believes if he continues taking wickets he has a shot at getting chosen for the sequence.
“If I can hold taking wickets within the coming months, then hopefully I can be on that aircraft,” the pacer stated.
Earlier this week, Anderson grew to become solely the fourth bowler and the primary pacer to take 600 wickets within the longest format of the sport.
He touched the milestone on the fifth day of the drawn third Check towards Pakistan when he dismissed rival skipper Azhar Ali.
Solely retired spinners Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) have extra wickets than him in Check cricket.
Anderson stated his pure constructed and arduous work has helped him stretch his profession and hopes damage is not going to mar his plans of enjoying a bit longer.
“I have been actually fortunate I’ve obtained the physique that I’ve. I am very slight naturally which has helped. The bulkier guys do wrestle with the forces that undergo your physique,” Anderson stated.
“I do work arduous within the gymnasium to make my motion as economical as potential so there’s not an excessive amount of stress going via my physique. Fingers crossed I keep injury-free and I can play a little bit bit longer,” he added.