England Vs India, 3rd Test: Jonny Bairstow Backs James Anderson to Deliver at Trent Bridge
Initially, ahead of the series, everyone expressed their doubts about James Anderson who became a bit old. However, he ended up joining those few cricketers who proved that age is just a number. Meanwhile, Jonny Bairstow wishes Anderson to continue his brutal best against India at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
The experienced campaigner grabbed nine wickets to his name at Lord’s in the second Test by giving away just 43 runs. His every wicket is bringing Anderson to the numerous records in Test cricket. The wicketkeeper-batsman Bairstow wants to continue the flow.
Stats are speaking themselves for James Anderson: Jonny Bairstow
The classy right-handed batsman Bairstow sees no reason in Anderson taking the retirement. He wants the veteran fast bowler to push himself to as many Tests as he can.
Anderson will now walk to Trent Bridge with ten wickets lesser to the legendary Glenn McGrath. With the conditions in Nottingham being bread and butter for English paceman, Bairstow hopes Anderson finishes the grand record.
“Just take that last game at Lord’s…nine wickets for 43 runs. There’s no reason he can’t keep going, body permitting. His stats are speaking for themselves and there’s potential for him to break every record going for a seamer, I don’t think he’s too far off,” Jonny Bairstow said.
“I think a lot of batsmen would like to know which way the ball is swinging when it’s Jimmy but I don’t think he gives you too many clues. It’s literally a case of him slightly changing his action and wrist position, he doesn’t drop his left shoulder when he bowls the inswinger like a lot of bowlers tend to do. That’s what makes him so lethal and so dangerous in England,” he added when asked about keeping to Anderson.
England Vs India: James Anderson and Stuart Broad are licking their lips to play at Trentbridge – Jonny Bairstow
The experienced duo and also the partner in crime, Anderson and Stuart Broad always enjoyed a great Test at Trent Bridge. They both have the calibre of moving the ball both ways.
With Trentbridge being the best ally to swing masters, India will be facing tough times ahead.
“You can’t tell when it’s going to wobble and when it’s not, but Trent Bridge is notoriously somewhere it does wobble. Both Jimmy and Stuart will be licking their lips when it comes to the next Test. They’ve got the skills to move the ball both ways against all of their batsmen and what a skill that is to have in the armoury,” he added.
However, it would be interesting to see how the things would be turned out at Trent Bridge. Stuart Broad has his career-best figures at the very same venue, and Anderson is nearing a huge moment.