London: England’s experienced pace bowling duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad have their eyes on the 2021-22 Ashes series in Australia before they consider retirement.
Anderson, the leading wicket-taker for England and second on the list Broad talked about cricket on Instagram live and discussed their possible retirements.
The 33-year-old Broad thinks that his career will not last as long of his bowling partner Anderson, who will be 38 in July.
“I don’t think I could go until your age, Your [Anderson] action’s so smooth, it looks a lot calmer on your body whereas mine is a little more forceful through my body I think,” Broad told Anderson.
“But I’m loving the environment at the minute. I love playing for England. I still have a huge motivation to keep playing and you just assess that year by year and we’ve got that carrot dangling over us of Australia in Australia which looks like an achievable carrot to grab.” he added.
Anderson believes that if he could stay fit and perform at the same level then there is no reason why he should not feature when England next Australia.
“The big thing is the standards. If your standards feel like they’re dropping then yeah you might consider finishing,” Anderson told Broad.
“But as long as my standards stay high, my fitness levels stay good and my skills stay where I want them to be and my speed stays pretty good which they have been, I’ll keep playing,” he added.
It must be noted that Australia are the current Ashes holders as they retained the urn following the drawn series in England last year.