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James Anderson To Retire From Test Cricket This Summer – Reports

James Anderson To Retire From Test Cricket This Summer – Reports

According to reports from The Guardian, the iconic English cricketer James Anderson is poised to retire from his remarkable international career this summer. The reports indicate that head coach Brendon McCullum journeyed to the UK to personally meet the veteran fast bowler and convey that the English Test team is focusing on the future.

Anderson’s ultimate international appearances will occur during England’s three-Test series at home versus the West Indies and Sri Lanka. The initial West Indies Test kicks off at Lord’s on July 14, with the probable final match against Sri Lanka, marking Anderson’s farewell, scheduled for September 6 at the Oval.

The 41-year-old recently participated in the five-Test series away against India, securing 10 wickets across four matches. In response to inquiries following the Indian tour regarding James Anderson’s potential inclusion in England’s squad for the 2025-26 Ashes in Australia, McCullum stated, as cited by The Guardian:

“I don’t know, honestly. Who knows where the end line for him is but for now, just enjoy having Jimmy around and make sure we utilise that experience he’s got. He’s a great resource for the other guys within the unit.”

However, the most recent development signifies that England will now focus on constructing a youthful nucleus for the upcoming tour in Australia.

A glance at James Anderson’s international career

James Anderson
James Anderson

James Anderson will conclude his Test career as the most accomplished fast bowler, achieving the milestone of 700 wickets during the Indian tour. The 41-year-old commenced his international journey in 2002 during an ODI Tri-series in Australia.

Anderson ranks as the third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history, trailing only Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan. Throughout his illustrious Test career, he amassed over 100 wickets against three formidable opponents: India, Australia, and South Africa.

Teaming up with Stuart Broad, who retired after the Ashes 2023 series at home, Anderson constituted the most prolific bowling duo in Test cricket history.

In addition to his stellar Test career, the champion fast bowler achieved notable success in the ODI format, clinching 269 wickets in 194 matches. Anderson also represented his nation in 19 T20Is, securing 18 wickets.

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