The India vs England test series is set to take place on the 25th of January where 5 Test matches will be played between the two sides. India will be looking to take down the Englands attacking approach in Tests which is famously known as Bazball and England would look to finally dominate the spin conditions which they have been struggling against in the past. Both the squads are ready and the spectators will be hoping for another 5 match thriller that will keep everyone on their feet. This will surely be one of the series where everyone will like to see the battle and matchups between these world class players.
Even though the conditions in the subcontinent will most likely favour spin there is no doubt that people will still know the value of James Anderson who is currently the best bowler in the world right now especially Test cricket. The 41 year old pacer might almost be at the end of his career, but that does not mean that he will still not be a trump card for England where he can take wickets at any stage of the game. Anderson has obviously proven his worth by taking over 950 wickets in international cricket where he is also the 3rd highest wicket taker in international cricket right now.
Anderson on England’s bowling plans
There are still rumours regarding Anderson’s retirement where people are saying that he is way past his prime right now. The English pacer however has openly talked about his role and what he still has to give for the team saying that he will be taking a mentoring role with young bowlers who haven’t experienced these conditions. He further talked a bit about the bowling strategies as well saying “"Reverse swing will play a big part. There might be occasions where we don’t open with a seamer. We might open with two spinners”.He further explained that the main challenge in India will be that the roles will keep changing as well.
These words show us the amount of experience Anderson has in the game of cricket where he also has had some great performances as well. There is no doubt the amount of knowledge he has will be helpful to any young player in the team. Anderson, just like a professional, has just said what the bowling plans could be and has not disclosed the full plan going into the series. The role of Anderson will be discussed vastly on if he is going to bowl in the crucial parts which he has done before or take the backseat on some occasions.