‘Coronavirus break may extend my career’ James Anderson


London: England’s Test pacer James Anderson feels that break from the game due to COVID-19 pandemic may increase ‘a year or two’ in his career. 

England’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Test cricket, Anderson, thinks that he is completely fit and ready to play after recovering from the hip injury.

“I got up to speed quite quickly. I’m off my full run-up and I feel like I’m ready to play now,” Anderson said while speaking to Tailenders podcast. “This unwanted break somewhere gives me an extension of a year or two in my career,” he added.

The 37-year-old pacer, who is a part of a 55-player list who has been given permission to resume self-training, is enjoying his time out there after a long period of time.

“I’ve really enjoyed being back and as odd as it is just bowling into a net, with not many people around, it’s still nice to be back and playing cricket,” he stated.

“I bring all the kit myself – my bands and med balls to warm-up with – and I’ve got my own cricket balls which I don’t normally have. I have a quick lap around the outfield and then straight into the nets. I bowl a few overs and then get straight back in the car and go home,” he concluded.

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