James Anderson
James Anderson (Image Credits: Twitter)

Veteran England pacer James Anderson is as yet finding it difficult to comprehend his exclusion from England crew for the West Indies Test series last month. As the Three Lions experienced an embarrassing 0-4 failure in Ashes recently, the selectors settled on certain decisions which incorporated the ouster of the accomplished speed pair of Anderson and Stuart Broad.

The duo is two of the best pacers throughout the entire existence of Test cricket and their numbers are only stunning. Nonetheless, with age not being their ally, the selectors chose to try the youngsters out. In the meantime, the choice was made by a selection panel headed by interim director of cricket Andrew Strauss. Anderson and Broad have discussed their disappointment on different occasions as Strauss informed them about their exclusion over a five-minute call.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad
Duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad (Image Credits: Twitter)

I’ve got to focus on what I can control: James Anderson

Anderson, 39, be that as it, is still up in the air to get back into the game to the England squad through a few great exhibitions in upcoming domestic matches. He’ll serve Lancashire in the First-Class County Championship after England went down 1-0 in the Caribbean.

“I’ve stopped trying to make sense of it and just put it to one side,” Anderson said Monday of his England axe. “It was completely out of my control. I’ve got to focus on what I can control and that is bowling as well as I possibly can (for Lancashire). Something like this, for me, it’s quite a big deal because it came out of the blue a little bit. I still feel like I’m bowling well,” he added.

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In the interim, Anderson is as yet the 9th ranked Test bowler, and his count of 640 wickets is the highest by any pacer throughout the entire existence of Test cricket. Recognizing something similar, the veteran figures he actually brings a great deal to the table. “I was in the top 10 of the world rankings so I feel like I’m doing a good job for the team,” stated Anderson.

“After an Ashes defeat everything comes under scrutiny. There are lots going on, people losing their jobs and stuff. I would have loved a sit-down, face-to-face, but obviously, that’s not always possible in these situations. I would have loved more than a five-minute phone call, but again that’s not always possible,” he added.

I Don’t Think I am Stubborn: James Anderson Replying To Joe Root’s Comments

England captain Joe Root suggested after their series loss to the West Indies that the squad had made “big improvements” in attitude.

James Anderson and Joe Root
James Anderson and Joe Root (Image Credits: Twitter)

Anderson, rejecting suggestions he was difficult to captain, replied to Root’s comments and does not believe there was an issue during the Ashes.

When asked what he made of Root’s comments, Anderson said: “I don’t think I’m extremely stubborn. I will take advice and feedback from people. You’d have to ask Joe what he means by that.”

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England faces New Zealand in a three-Test series in June, before playing India in a match held over from last year by coronavirus concerns and then concluding their 2022 home Test campaign against South Africa.

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