In July, James Anderson will conclude his historic career in England’s test cricket at Lord’s

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James Anderson waves to the crowd after 700th taking 700th wicket

England’s pace bowler James Anderson will retire from test cricket after the upcoming match against the West Indies at Lord’s, starting on July 10. This marks the end of an extraordinary career in international cricket.

This match will be Anderson’s 188th test appearance, second only to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who played 200 tests. Anderson has the chance to add to his impressive tally of 700 test wickets, which is the highest for any fast bowler. Only spinners Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan have more test wickets.

Reflecting on his decision, Anderson expressed his gratitude for the 20 incredible years he has spent representing his country. He mentioned his love for the game since childhood and the immense pride he felt every time he walked out to play for England. However, he believes it’s time to step aside and allow younger players to pursue their dreams.

Anderson’s retirement announcement followed discussions with England’s test coach, Brendon McCullum. Reports suggest that McCullum traveled from New Zealand to meet Anderson and had a conversation over a round of golf.

James Anderson bowls in Dharamshala

“I’m looking forward to the new adventures ahead and spending more time on the golf course,” Anderson expressed.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout the years. It has always meant a lot, even if my expression doesn’t always show it. See you at the test match. Take care.”

Anderson, who will turn 42 on July 30, has only taken 15 wickets in his last eight tests, averaging 50.8. As a result, England is focusing on the future. Stuart Broad, Anderson’s longtime teammate in opening the bowling for England, retired from cricket last year.

England is scheduled to play three tests each against the West Indies and Sri Lanka. One of the matches against Sri Lanka will be held at Manchester’s Old Trafford, where Anderson has a stand named after him. However, he will have already played his last test match by then.


By Brian Anderson

Hi myself Brian, I am a second-year student at Symbiosis Centre of Management Studies, Noida, pursuing a BBA degree. I am a multi-faceted individual with a passion for various hobbies, including cricket, football, music, and sketching. Beyond my hobbies, I possess a keen interest in literature, particularly fictional books, and channels my creativity into content writing. I am constantly exploring the realms of both business administration and the world of imagination through my diverse pursuits.

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