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India Vs England: England Coach Trevor Bayliss backs James Anderson and made this statement ahead of third Test

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 August 2018, 18:28 IST
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England's coach Trevor Bayliss believes that  leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson has several years of international cricket left in him and could play for another "three or four years."

James Anderson became the first bowler to take 100 Test wickets at Lord’s. He needs 10 more wickets  to left Australian great pacer Glenn McGrath with record of 563 for the most taken by any pace bowler in Test cricket.


He is also currently top of the International Cricket Council’s Test bowling rankings.

England's coach Trevor Bayliss cites that "I don't think there's any age he keeps surprising everyone."

"As long as he keeps his body fit there's no reason why he can't go on for three or four years," he added of Anderson, who has been managing a shoulder injury, as reported in News18.

"A lot of other bowlers do start to drop off mid-30s or so. It's only the very, very best that are able to keep it going. "I think he's showing that he is the very, very best."

"He's not just good when the conditions suit him, but in these conditions he's the best in the world," Bayliss said. "It's a test for any batsman in the world to try to face him in these conditions."

India (Playing XI):

Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma

England (Playing XI):

Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow(w), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

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First published: 14 August 2018, 18:28 IST
 
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