Ind vs Eng- James Anderson:- Former England fast bowler Steve Harmison feels that veteran pacer James Anderson could bid adieu to cricket at the end of the final test at Old Trafford of the ongoing Test series between India and England.
“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,” Harmison told the talkSPORT cricket podcast.
Ind vs Eng- Harmison on Anderson: He feels that Anderson finishing his illustrious career by taking the wicket of India captain Virat Kohli at Old Trafford would be icing on the cake. Harmison further stated that there is no Ashes for the next six months.
“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 time,” Harmison added.
Ind vs Eng- James Anderson: Anderson is the highest wicket-taker by a pacer in Test cricket. He has taken 630 wickets in 165 Tests. Glenn McGrath of Australia is the second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket with 563 scalps.
Anderson is now only behind spin legends Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets) and Shane Warner (708). The 39-year-old recently pip Anil Kumble (619). England’s leading wicket-taker at home, Anderson has already taken 30 wickets in 2021, including 13 dismissals in the ongoing series.
Ind vs Eng- James Anderson: The England pacer had already retired from ODI cricket in 2015. However, he had wished to take part in the recently concluded 100-ball tournament ‘The Hundred’ but that could have affected his availability for India vs England Test series.
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