|England v Pakistan, second Test|
|Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton Dates: 13-17 August Time: 11:00 BST|
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England’s all-time main Test wicket-taker James Anderson says he has no plans to retire and that hypothesis over his future is unfair.
The 38-year-old returned match figures of 1-77 within the first-Test win over Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford.
“The frustration for me this week was that, after one bad game… the whispers that go around. I don’t think that’s really fair,” Anderson stated.
“I’m still hungry. Experiencing a win like that is why you play the game.”
The second Test of the three-match collection begins on Thursday on the Ageas Bowl.
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Anderson has taken 590 wickets at a median of 26.97 in 154 Tests since making his debut in 2003.
In three Tests in opposition to West Indies and Pakistan this summer time, he has managed six wickets at 41.16 apiece.
Anderson stated he obtained “a bit emotional” on the sector “for the first time in 10 years” through the thrilling three-wicket win.
“If I keep bowling the way I did this week the opportunity to retire will be taken out of my hands – it will be a selection issue,” he stated.
“It’s been a irritating week for me personally as a result of I’ve not bowled rather well and I felt out of rhythm.
“It’s a case of attempting to work actually onerous over the subsequent couple of days, and present those that I nonetheless have what it takes to play Test cricket.”
Anderson has missed 9 of England’s previous 14 Tests.
A calf harm ended his involvement in final summer time’s Ashes collection in opposition to Australia and prevented him from touring New Zealand, he broke a rib in South Africa late final yr, and was rested for the second Test in opposition to West Indies this summer time.
“I don’t think it’s the toughest period of my career. I’ve had quite a few,” Anderson stated.
“It was one bad game. I’m sure I’ll have another in my career. Everyone has bad games. It’s about trying to find a way of dealing with the outside noise.”
All-rounder Chris Woakes, participant of the match within the first Test after his unbeaten 84 helped England chase 277 within the fourth innings, stated there may be “plenty left in the tank with Jimmy”.
“His record speaks for itself,” Woakes, 31, informed BBC Radio 5 Live.
“To think of a bowler playing as many games as he has for England, for him to still be performing amazingly well, it’s a credit to himself.”