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James Anderson opens up about his future after England vs India series

England’s star bowler James Anderson has no plans to retire from international cricket any time soon

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James Anderson remains one of the best bowlers in Test cricket, having picked up 15 wickets at an average of 24.66 in the recent series between England and India.

However, with the veteran seamer now 39-years-old, there has been inevitable talk about a potential retirement.

But Anderson has no plans to hang up his boots just yet and he wants to play for at least another summer.

In his latest column for the Daily Telegraph, Anderson said: “I have enjoyed the battles with the opposition as well. They have come out on top a few times and so have I.



England’s star bowler James Anderson has no plans to retire from international cricket any time soon
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“If I can still compete with the best then I feel like I can still offer something at this level. Right now I don’t see why I can’t play another summer.

“The number next to my name is old in sporting terms but my workload since the 2015 World Cup, which was the last time I last played white ball cricket, has been manageable.









“The gaps between Test series are long enough to recuperate and prepare for the next one. The way I have been looked after and the way I have looked after myself means I probably have the body of a 34 or 35 year old.

“Yes people say he is 39 and must be coming towards the end but I don’t actually feel like a 39 year old.



Anderson picked up 15 wickets at an average of 24.66 in the recent Test series against India
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“Playing another summer obviously means playing this winter’s Ashes. I have a tour to the West Indies in March as well that is in the plans.

“On Wednesday the fixtures were released for next summer. We have three Tests at the start, then a big gap in the middle to rest and recuperate, and then three Tests at the back end of the summer. It looks very manageable to me.”




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