England fast bowler James Anderson, who helped England win the first test stated that he is looking forward to playing in front of fans in the upcoming 2nd Test at Chennai from February 13. The veteran fast bowler was vital in the win at the first test as he displayed one of the best spells of reverse swing to knock of Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane in the same over. He will be a crucial bowler moving forward in the series for England.
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Board had earlier agreed to ECB’s request to play the two tests at Chennai without crowds but now the state has allowed 50% crowd in for the second test which will be the first crowd in India after at least a year time. Joe Root’s scintillating double hundred in the first innings paved the way for a massive win to England over India by 227 runs to go 1-0 up in the series.
Anderson Excited About Fans Coming Up
James Anderson explained the safety precautions being followed strictly in bio bubble and was delighted to see the authorities making it ready for the geared up fans to watch the match. He was happy about his team’s performance throughout the five days and termed it as a ‘complete performance’. He further maintained that the England team is building something by pushing each other.
“The safety around the bubble in the hotel is so strict and I am sure they (authorities) will take all the right precautions. They are gearing up for the fans to come in which would be great and we look forward to that.”
“It was a solid performance throughout the five days and I thought it was a complete performance from the whole team. We feel like we are building something and we push each other.”
Anderson Looking For Improvement Still
James Anderson who has touched the 600 test wicket landmark already is still having some room for improvement in spite of age being a factor too.
The 38-year-old stared that he is working on his fitness a lot and felt that he is getting better by trying to improve. He said that he will work hard to enlarge his skills which could help them attain the number one position in tests.
“For me, as I get older, I feel like I need to work harder and we are trying to develop skills to win anywhere in the world which you need to do if you want to get to number one which is our goal.”
“I feel like I am getting better and feel that I can still keep improving. Fitness, skills and consistency are something that I am continuously trying to improve. I cannot see why I cannot keep getting better.”
The veteran fast bowler James Anderson has still got what it takes to be one of the best swing bowlers in the world and proved that age is just a number by taking a brilliant catch in the first innings.