James Anderson, who became the tallest bowler in history when he overtook Glenn McGrath in the Oval, has urged England's coaches to resist the temptation to rest him on any of this winter's tours. Sri Lanka and the Antilles.
Anderson claimed 24 wickets at 18.12 over the course of five games against India, and surpassed McGrath's count of 563 wickets by defeating Mohammed Shami with the final ball of the Test series against India. His performance challenged reports from the previous series that both he and Stuart Broad might need to rest to meet the demands of five tests in six weeks, and suggested that, at the age of 36, he is still operating in something close to its physical peak.
The England team management is considering throwing blood to two young fast bowlers to plan life beyond Anderson and Broad, who are expected to be out of action for a month after suffering a broken rib while hitting The Oval.
Anderson felt the natural break in the schedule – there are about eight weeks until the next test in England begins in Sri Lanka on November 6 – gives them time to rest, recover and prepare, although it may still be done . Available by the ECB to play for Lancashire in its last County Championship game, starting on September 24, depending on whether the club still has a chance to avoid relegation.
"Me and Stuart don" I do not play white-ball cricket, so we have that time to be able to have the right state of mind and physical condition to face what awaits us, "Anderson said." I think I have enough time between the series of tests to prepare myself well and put myself in good physical shape.
"We arrived at this series of five tests in six weeks with questions: Will the bowlers succeed? Will we need to rest or will we have injuries? And we have done it. We are proud to work hard."
Anderson, who has been playing Test Cricket for more than 15 years, also refused to retire on a retreat date after the emotional scenes at the end of The Oval Test as his best friend Alastair Cook lowered the curtain on his career In England.
"I really do not think about it," he said. "I play as well as possible when I focus on what awaits me: the next game, the next series, whatever, I will leave now, we have a decent rest before Sri Lanka, and I will try to put myself in the best possible conditions to do In the face of the rigors of bowling in Sri Lanka, which could be difficult, then we'll see how it goes.
"I read something that Glenn McGrath said he entered the Ashes of 2006 with no intention of retiring and in the end he thought that the time had ended. That could happen to me. Who knows? I do not like to look too far. I do not think it will help me or the team, when we look too far, either in a session, a day or a game. later on, you neglect the here and now and that's what I like to focus on. "
Meanwhile, Anderson has hailed Sam Curran as" a player's diamond "after England's victory in the series of tests on India.
Curran, just 20 years old, was named Player of the Series and was praised by Indian captain Virat Kohli in the post-match presentations at The Oval. He claimed 11 wickets at 23.54 and made a couple of media vital centuries, including an aggressive 63 in Edgbaston that helped England recover from a precarious 87-by-7, averaging 38.85 with the bat.
After Kohli noticed the "important contributions of Curran" "As a defining characteristic in the As a result, Anderson was full of praise for Curran's skill and character, suggesting that the full depth he provided would be a great asset to England.
"I think we've found a gem there," Anderson said. "He is an absolute player diamond to be able to score runs in crucial situations or receive the ball in any situation, he is extremely skilled with the ball and loves the battle and the fight that the Cricket trial brings. left arm too.
"I think we have made great advances in this series. We've had a really incoherent period in Test Cricket and it's something we've really tried to do something about and we make sure we improve and present more consistent performances. I think we have done it.
"We always knew that we had a very strong team and a really exciting talent, we are lucky to have added to this series."