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Steve Harmison Feels James Anderson May End Retire By The End Of This Summer
By Aditya Pratap - Aug 30, 2021 7:42 pm
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Former England pacer Steve Harmison has an out-of-the-box prediction about the future of James Anderson. He feels Anderson will be retiring at the end of this summer at the Old Trafford when India and England finish their five-match Test series.

Steve Harmison
Steve Harmison

Anderson, 39, is bowling exceptionally during the ongoing Test series against India. He jolted India at Headingley with his opening burst on day one and registered sensational figures of 8-5-6-3 and India couldn’t recover from thereon.

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However, Harmison feels he has a funny feeling that Anderson may end his illustrious Test career at the end of this summer.

While speaking to Talksport, Harmison said, “I’ve got a funny feeling, I don’t know what it is, but I really have got a funny feeling that Jimmy Anderson will retire at the end of Old Trafford.”

The all-important Ashes series in Australia is coming towards the end of this year. Anderson is expected for a last dance Down Under. Several reports are suggesting that families of cricketers won’t be allowed to travel with them, hence, players may opt-out of the tour.

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Former cricketers Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen have urged to call the Ashes off if families won’t be allowed to travel along.

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James Anderson is in excellent form

“I don’t think the Ashes will either go ahead or go ahead in such a way and I think Jimmy might just look at this and go ‘you know what, if I go to The Oval and bowl well and, then I’ve got Old Trafford at the end, my illustrious career couldn’t get any better than to finish by knocking Virat Kohli over from the end I bowl at, which is named after me, and there’s potentially no Ashes in six months,” said Harmison, who feels it is right time for Anderson to hang his boots.

“‘Why would I want to continue playing for another year and finish at The Oval next summer when it peters out. Do I go out on a high, the way I’ve performed this summer?’ If I was Jimmy Anderson, I’d be [thinking] ‘I don’t think this can go any better.”

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