pacer veteran As he bids to reclaim his place in England’s Test team this summer, James Anderson has proclaimed himself healthy and in excellent shape.
Anderson was overlooked by England for their tour of the West Indies earlier this year, despite a few good performances during a disappointing Ashes campaign in Australia during the winter.
With the recent appointments of Brendon McCullum as coach and Ben Stokes as captain, Anderson is in line for a return to the Test squad for England’s three-match series against New Zealand next month.
Anderson has more Test wickets than any other seamer in cricket history, but the seasoned right-armor isn’t taking anything for granted ahead of a possible team announcement later this week.
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Anderson has been in good form for Lancashire this month, taking 11 wickets at an average of 19.54 and an economy rate of 1.83 in three County matches.
On the last day of Lancashire’s drawn match against Yorkshire, Anderson clean bowled Joe Root with a low-pitched delivery..
However, supporters who did so were left bemused when the early release wrongly named Root as England’s captain.
Root called time on his five-year stint as skipper in April following a series defeat against West Indies, before good friend Stokes replaced him later that month.
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But according to The Telegraph, the Yorkshire star was still included as captain in the latest squad list before the error was corrected in less than a minute.
On Wednesday, a contentious plan to inform diehard England supporters about Ben Stokes‘ debut England Test lineup went horribly wrong.
Stokes is preparing for his first test since succeeding Joe Root as England captain last month, with a three-match Test series against New Zealand scheduled for June.
On Wednesday, as he prepared to select his first team, England’s official Twitter account disclosed that supporters could join up for a free program to hear the news before the crowd.
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“I’m in excellent condition and form, so I’m thrilled with how things are going, and I’ll be overjoyed if I’m able to rejoin the squad.”
Anderson’s comeback might help the team, which is now ranked last in the World Test Championship (WTC) with just one Test win in the previous 12 months.
Anderson has had a good month for Lancashire, scooping up 11 wickets at a 19.54 average in three county matches. Anderson clean bowled former England captain Joe Root on the last day of Lancashire’s draw with Yorkshire.
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When ECB selectors opted to leave Anderson out of the West Indies trip, Root was still in command of the Test squad, but the right-arm seamer maintained they had no resentment.
“Because of how things had gone over the winter, I resolved to bowl effectively for Lancashire and put in performances that would impress selectors.
I’m just crossing my fingers for later this week because playing for England is something that every cricketer dreams of. So, if that phone call came, I’d be ecstatic “Anderson added
With fellow paceman Saqib Mahmood ruled out with a lumbar ailment, Anderson’s prospects of recovering his Test spot have improved. On the lengthy list of injured England seamers, Mahmood joins Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, and Matt Fisher, which may allow Anderson and fellow seamer Stuart Broad to return for the home series against New Zealand.