Veteran England men’s cricket team fast bowler James Anderson expects that he gets another chance to play red-ball cricket for his nation before retirement. Anderson is one of the best pace bowlers in Test cricket now, but the selectors dropped him and his fast-bowling partner Stuart Broad for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship series against the West Indies cricket team.
Some members of the cricket universe have welcomed this decision because they want new faces to take over the England cricket team, whereas the others are disappointed because James Anderson was in fantastic touch and maintained his fitness well.
During his appearance on the Tailenders Podcast, James Anderson reflected on the selection committee’s decision to drop him and said:
“I’m praying this isn’t the end. I’ve got one more go at digging deep. I’ve got a lot left to offer – I’ve still got the hunger and passion to play.”
Just a five-minute phone call doesn’t really clear much up for you: James Anderson
While the experienced England cricket team star was disappointed as he lost his place in the team, he was also upset because he was told about it in only a five-minute call. The senior player did not receive much explanation as to why he lost his place. Here’s what Anderson added:
“Another frustration for me is that it was just a five-minute phone call – it doesn’t really clear much up for you.”
The veteran player concluded by saying that there will be new faces in the team management of the England men’s cricket team now because Chris Silverwood is no longer the head coach. He hopes that the change of management comes with a change of strategy as well and allows him to play more Test matches for the England cricket team in the next few years.