English bowler James Anderson is undoubtedly one of the best bowlers in Test cricket. His swing bowling attack sends a shiver down the spine of the batsman facing his delivery. No wonder the English pacer is considered a nightmare for the batsmen.
During the third test match against Pakistan in Southampton, James Anderson scrapped his 600th Test wicket.
The English bowler became the first pacer to have reached this milestone in Test cricket.
Meanwhile, looking at the current fitness level and form of the 38-year old seamer, everyone is rooting for him to eventually grab 700 Test wickets.
Speaking about the same, James Anderson made his intentions clear. He said, “I’ve chatted to Joe about this a little bit and he has said he would like me to be in Australia (for the Ashes next year). I don’t see any reason why I can’t be. I’m working hard on my fitness all the time. I’m working hard on my game.”
During the interaction, Jimmy confessed that during the whole summer he didn’t bowl much.
“But in this Test I was really on it and I feel like I’ve still got stuff to offer this team. As long as I still feel like that I think I’ll keep going. I don’t think I’ve won my last Test matches as an England cricketer yet. Can I reach 700? Why not?” quoted Anderson
James Anderson claimed his 29th five-wicket haul in the third Test match against Pakistan. Apart from Anderson, only Richard Hadlee has more five-wicket hauls among pace bowlers.
Anderson said his hunger to perform has not yet diminished and it keeps him going. He is currently motivated and focused on the on-going Test Champiosnhip and is keeping himself fit for the same.
Jimmy feels remaining fit will definitely improve his chances of being available for selecting in the forthcoming matches.
Speaking of his incredible achievement, Anderson said he has worked really hard with his skills over the years. Recalling the memories, he said looking back at the first Test match he played he would have never thought getting near 600 Test wickets.
On the side note, during England’s last outing against the West Indies, James Anderson’s bowling colleague, Stuart Broad grabbed his 500th Test wicket.