James Anderson: English fast bowling sensation will be playing his last test match after turning 40. On August 17, the England team will be undergoing against South Africa. And it will be James Anderson’s 173rd test match. He holds second place having the most number of appearances in the test after Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar has appeared in 200 test matches in his cricket journey. Bet online by checking more new betting sites in India for the upcoming match here on our site.

Anderson has stated that except for his teammate Stuart Broad, no other cricketer would want to play test cricket. The pair of James Anderson and Stuart Broad are the two most aged fast bowlers in this format. As per him, the game is more about the cash-rich franchise cricket. He stated that he is proud of his long journey in this format. And he admires his fortune to be where he is at the moment.

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“Definitely not after that because no one will be stupid enough. Everything that has gone in the world with franchise cricket, the Hundred, short forms of the game, I can’t see anyone wanting to play Test cricket for this long. I feel proud to have got to where I have. I feel fortunate as well that I’ve still got the love for the game and the desire to get better and still do the training and the nets and whatever else that comes with it”

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Anderson also talked about the other players who left the field after reaching at his age. He addressed the first thing that starts lacking is the intent. Players start slowing down and winding down. But for himself, Jimmy still feels the passion to play. For that, he feels fortunate. He says that he finds himself very lucky that his body is still functioning properly. And this allows him to do the job that he loves the most.

Anderson has also talked about the recent controversy around Trent Boult. The left-arm kiwi pacer has requested the New Zealand board to release him from the central contract. And he has given reasons as he wants to spend time with family and become available for the T20 leagues around the world. Anderson stated that although it is not the end of Boult’s career he will reduce his appearance in international cricket.

Recently, he has been witnessing that the number of franchise cricket is increasing significantly. There are several leagues across the world. And now South Africa and UAE are also introducing their private league. Coming to, James Anderson’s 173rd appearance in Test cricket so, it is going to happen on August 17th. It will be a three-match test series and the first match will start from iconic Lord’s ground.

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