Australia was bowled out for 295 on Friday, a lead of just 12 runs from the first innings, and Mitchell Marsh was removed by James Anderson.
Fast bowler James Anderson of England claims he “has a lot more to give” and that turning 41 on Sunday will not force him into retirement. The 690 Test victims taken by England’s all-time highest wicket-taker are experiencing an unusual dry spell during the current Ashes series against Australia. With one more innings to play in the fifth Test at The Oval, he still has the opportunity to add to his current total of five wickets in just four games.
After the second day of play on Friday, Anderson told the BBC’s Test Match Special, “As soon as you get into your 30s as a bowler, people start asking how long you’ve got left.”
“However, my bowling has improved in the last three to four years. My body has felt wonderful, my talents are as good as they’ve ever been, and I feel like I’ve had so much control.
“With regard to retirement, I have no interest in leaving anytime soon. I think I still have a lot to contribute.
Australia was bowled out for 295 on Friday, a lead of just 12 runs after the dismissal of Mitchell Marsh by Anderson.
Having missed the win at Headingley which brought England back to 2-1 down in the series, it extended a run that has seen Anderson not play in a Test win against Australia since 2015.
“I don’t feel like I’m bowling badly or losing pace or that I’m on the way out,” said Anderson. “I still feel I can offer a lot to this team.”