James Anderson On Edgbaston picth: In the first Test match of Ashes 2023, England had to face defeat against Australia by 2 wickets at Edgbaston ground. After this defeat of England, the team’s veteran fast bowler James Anderson made a scathing attack on the Edgbaston pitch. Anderson said that the pitch was not at all helpful to the fast bowlers. The English bowler even said that if he gets such pitches, his Ashes career may end.
Anderson wrote in his Daily Telegraph column, “If all pitches were like this, I would have been in the Ashes series. That pitch was like kryptonite for me. There was not much swing, there was no reverse swing, there was no seam movement, there was no bounce and there was no pace.
Anderson had bowled a total of 38 overs in both the innings of the first Test, in which he got only 1 wicket. The English bowler wrote, “I know I haven’t been on top of my game this week. It was not my best performance.
Can’t take wickets in every match: James Anderson
James Anderson further wrote, “I have tried over the years to hone my skills so that I can bowl in any conditions but nothing I tried has made any difference. I felt like I was fighting an uphill battle. I gave it everything that I could. After playing for a long time, I realize that you cannot take wickets in every match.
Anderson close to 700 Test wickets
James Anderson has so far played 180 Test matches in his career, in which he has taken 686 wickets at an average of 26.11. He is just 14 wickets away from completing 700 wickets in his Test career. Anderson can become the first fast bowler to take 700 wickets in Test cricket.
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