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James Anderson not thinking about retiring yet
By SMCS - Jan 18, 2024 10:00 am
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Veteran England speedster James Anderson has added that he hasn’t even thought of retiring despite his teammate Stuart Broad doing so and others hinting him to do so as well. The veteran has stated that he has a lot to offer and doesn’t want to retire only because others are doing it. Broad, who made his Test debut in 2007, announced his retirement from the format after the 2023 Ashes series on home soil.

James Anderson
James Anderson

Speaking to The Telegraph, Anderson said: “Sounds brutal but you just have to move on. No thought has crossed my mind about finishing. I’m getting a lot of people coming up to me saying congrats on a great career but I keep having to explain that was Stuart, not me. I still feel like I’ve got a lot to offer this team. I still feel like I have got the skills to win England games of cricket so as long as I feel like that, I don’t see why I should finish just because of my age.”

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However, the retirement rumours around James Anderson amplified after his poor form during the 2023 Ashes series on home soil. The veteran seamer managed only five wickets in four Tests, averaging an abysmal 85.40.

James Anderson
James Anderson bowled an excellent delivery

“I have a duty to pass on information to people. We have bowlers who have not bowled in India before, so it will be a different challenge for them. We have to help where we can. There are only four seamers going so we will not be expecting to bowl a huge amount of seam. It is just a slightly different role. You might not bowl the overs you do in England but they are still important,” James Anderson concluded.