James Anderson is”hungry” to maintain playing cricket for England because he targets a return to the group for their winter trips of New Zealand and South Africa together with the seamer battling to return to full fitness against his continuing calf injury.
The all-time leading Test wicket-taker of england suffered the injury while enjoying the County Championship for Lancashire and he had been fit to play at Edgbaston, he was able to bowl four overs before enduring a reoccurrence of this accident.
Anderson stepped up his comeback from playing his county’s second XI side from the lead up into the Test in his Old Trafford but was unable to overcome the H injury because he had been ruled out for the series.
“I’m only about getting over the disappointment about being able to play a part in this show and awaiting what I could do in the future,” Anderson told Sky Sports.
“I am definitely hungry and keen to keep playing England. I have been bowling and I ever have, I bowled quite a good deal for Lancashire in the beginning of the season and was in good form before I got wounded in an time.
“I never like looking too far ahead, I only need to receive my elbows sorted and look to another show to find out if I can get myself match for New Zealand and otherwise, then South Africa.
“Who knows how long I will play , so long as I can keep myself healthy and keep bowling well then I want to keep playing as long as you can.”
Meanwhile, over whether Joe Root should stay as England captain, speculation surfaced after the 185-run triumph of Australia saw them keep the Ashes.
Anderson ignored the ideas of substituting Root, insisting the batsman has the ability once a brand new head coach is appointed to push the negative.
“I think Joe is the right man for the job,” Anderson explained. “He’s worked tirelessly to drive this team in the ideal direction throughout the past couple of decades.
“That has been difficult with changes in staff in the group, like Alastair Cook retiring, and looking for the perfect balance of team to go ahead but I think he has done a fantastic job.
“The key for this Evaluation aspect for Joe Root along with the coach that simplifies Trevor Bayliss is they have the identical vision for the team and pushes them in the ideal direction.”
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