Chennai, 11/2 (AO Bureau); There may be a sigh of relief for the Indian batsmen in the second test against India, as England is planning to rest its pace spearhead James Anderson for the second test.
England head coach Chris Silverwood believes that there is no dearth of fitness for James Anderson and it would not come as a surprise if the 38-year-old fast bowler leads England’s fast attack even after he turns 40.
Anderson bowled brilliantly on the last day of the first Test against India. England won that match by 227 runs. The England coach said in an online press conference, “He is fully fit and is also visible. He has worked hard on this. Along with being fit, he is also bowling well. ”
Relaxation can be given under rotation policy
Silverwood said, “As long as he is fit, strong and healthy and wants to play, he can play. It is not that Anderson can be rested in the second Test under the rotation policy despite a strong form. The coach said, “It’s hard to keep him out. I do not want to change the winning team. Let us see what happens. “He said that rotation is the right option to keep the bowlers fresh between the heat and humidity.”
Highest wicket-taker after the age of 30
Significantly, in the first Test played in Chepauk against India, James Anderson achieved a major achievement. In fact, after the age of 30, Anderson has surpassed all bowlers in the world in taking the most wickets. 38-year-old Anderson has taken 346 wickets in the last eight years. He achieved this feat, surpassing the legendary West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh, who took a total of 341 wickets after the age of 30. At the same time, Glenn McGrath of Australia is named after Anderson and Walsh in this list. McGrath has taken 287 wickets.