Not many bowlers bowl at a lightning speed and swing the ball massively both ways when they turn 38, however, this is not the case with English spearhead James Anderson, who looks to be in his prime at 38. Anderson has been fit and raring to go for the long summer in England. Read more – Anuj Rawat reveals his inspiration in cricket; Kohli or Dhoni?
For preparation, he has been playing county cricket and is warming up to play a huge number of Test matches in the next 3 months in England. England will be hosting New Zealand for two Tests, followed by five Tests against India. Anderson plays for Lancashire county club, which is based at the historic Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.
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Currently, Lancashire is playing their second match of the season against Glamorgan in Manchester. Two big names playing in the match are England’s swing king James Anderson and Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne, who is also the third-ranked batsman in ICC Test Rankings, just below Kane Williamson and Steve Smith. Labuschagne is followed by Joe Root and Virat Kohli in the chart.
During the first day of the fixture, Glamorgan opted to bat first on a gloomy day. However, they got off to a poor start as opener Joe Cooke was dismissed by Saqib Mahmood in the 12th over. Following this, Marnus Labuschagne was also sent packing his Ashes counterpart James Anderson. Labuschagne was completely outfoxed by Anderson as he tried to play for the nip-backer, but Anderson managed to straighten the ball so well that it even took the outside edge.
Here’s the wicket:
The highlight of a rain-interrupted day ⬇️
— Lancashire Cricket (@lancscricket) May 6, 2021
Anderson has played 160 Tests and has taken 614 wickets, averaging 26.5 in his long career and striking at around 56. The right-arm pacer has also taken 30 five-wickets.