England pacer Chris Woakes doesn’t believe James Anderson is done in international cricket yet and he has a lot left in him. The pacer said England have been hugely fortunate to have a player like Anderson play for them for 20 years. The veteran hasn’t been at his best in the ongoing Ashes series, as he has taken only 3 wickets in the first 2 Tests and he was dropped for the 3rd match at Headingley, with England brought back Woakes.
Speaking to Mirror Sport, Chris Woakes said: “We are lucky to have had Jimmy for so long, and who knows how much longer we’ll be able to call on him? I have a gut feeling that he might have a lot more left in the tank because Jimmy always proves the doubters wrong. He may want to go past 700 Test wickets, but whenever the time comes for him to call it a day – and I’m not making any assumptions that this will be his last game or his last series – we have been blessed that he’s been such a master of his craft for 20 years,” he added.
However, England have retained the veteran seamer for the 4th Test at Old Trafford, which is James Anderson’s home ground. Woakes also stated that Anderson had the backing of the whole of the England team as well.
“In my book he’s not just England’s greatest-ever bowler but one of the greatest ever to grace Test cricket,” Chris Woakes said. “The paying public and fans watching on TV are in awe of his technique when they watch the super-slow motion replays of how the ball comes out of his hand… but so are we in the dressing room, and we’re his peers. I always feel you are in the presence of greatness when fellow professionals are in awe of what you do,” he concluded.