Anderson addresses media over retirement whispers

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James Anderson retirement news – One of England’s greatest swing bowlers, James Anderson addressed the media regarding concerns over his retirement. Aged 38, this fast bowler has said that he has no plans of retiring from Test Cricket until he plays next winter’s Ashes series. He has numerous records to his name in ODI and Test formats of the game. Out of the 194 ODI matches that he has played for his country, he has bowled in 191 innings and taken 269 wickets for 7861 runs with an average of 29.22 and an economy rate of 4.92. He has two 5 wicket hauls in ODI cricket. For Test Cricket, he has an even better record. In the 154 test matches and 288 innings that he has bowled in, he has 590 wickets to his name for 15916 runs with a bowling average of 26.98 and an economy rate of 2.87. He has 28 5 wicket hauls to his name and 3 10 wicket hauls. He was the first English bowler to take 500 test wickets.james anderson retirement news

James Anderson retirement news

Anderson’ current average with the ball is 41.16, which has sparked widespread concerns over his diminishing powers with the ball. However, the leading wicket-taker of England said on Monday that he is not planning on retiring from the game. He said that he was still hungry to play the game and the frustration for him after one bad game wasn’t fair. He did admit that he needed to bowl better especially following his 1 wicket haul in the first test against Pakistan in which he conceded 97 runs. Although he did produce another chance of taking Abid Ali’s wicket which was dropped by Ben Stokes at slip, still he needs to up his game a little.

James Anderson retirement news

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He said that it was an emotional week for him due to him not bowling well enough and feeling out of rhythm. He even said that it was the first time in 10 years that he got emotional on the field as the frustration got to him. He said that when one gets frustrated and angry, one tries to bowl quicker and quicker and that doesn’t help a bowler on the field.

James Anderson retirement news

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He said that he would work really hard in the coming days and hopes that he gets a nod for the next game. He said that he would figure out if there were any technical issues surrounding his bowling. He said that he talked to Chris Silverwood and Pop Welch and asked them for their advice on some basics. He also said that he doesn’t like whispers surrounding his career after one bad match. He said that he wanted to prove to the world that he still got it in him to continue bowling in international cricket.

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