England Thinks of Resting James Anderson And Stuart Broad Against Sri Lanka
The selectors of England cricket team are thinking about resting their ace pacers against Sri Lanka. England management is thinking about resting James Anderson and Stuart Broad against the Lions in three-matches Test series.
Anderson and Broad are the most experienced pacers who have been a pillar of English bowling for more than a decade, now.
The duo is the top two highest wicket-takers of England in the Test arena. However, the management wants to avail new options now.
Also, to have success in away conditions, the administration wants to include new faces on the tour.
Resting the duo has not been finalized yet, but the idea is under consideration. It is understood pair could be rotated on different occasions considering the strength of opposition.
Sam Curran, who is a brilliant left-arm pacer and a handy with the bat may get chances to showcase his skills on a more prominent note.
Despite his heroics in the Edgbaston Test that yielded him a Man of the match title, Curran was left out in the third Test at Trent Bridge.
Jamie Overton is another pace bowler who is with the English squad for a more extended period but unable to display his skills.
Jamie Porter, Overton, and Sam Curran are likely to get an opportunity to stake their claims. Chris Woakes is expected to lead the bowling side against Lanka.
England away from home:
The English team is unartful away from their home. This may be the reason behind the new initiative that is underway. England is unable to win a Test match series away from last five years.
They have only managed to defeat South Africa in 2015-16 that raised many questions on their performance.
The first Test match between the Islanders and England will take place on November 6 at Galle followed by games in Pallekele and Colombo.
In conclusion, James Anderson has been a cornerstone for England alongside Stuart Broad. However, both could be rested for the Sri Lanka tour later this year.