Why James Anderson took retirement from international cricket

Anderson is considered as greatest of all time and in this article, we will tell you why Jimmy Anderson retired from international cricket.

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England’s all-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson announced that he will play his last test against West Indies in the upcoming English summer. Anderson is considered as greatest of all time and in this article, we will tell you why Jimmy Anderson retired from international cricket.

Played for England for 22 years

One of the greatest fast bowlers to ever play the beautiful game, Jimmy Anderson has announced that he will no longer play for England after this English summer. Jimmy Anderson is considered as greatest of all time when it comes to batting. His name is equal to Sachin Tendulkar’s when it comes to cricket. His longevity and dedication allowed him to play for England for 22 years. He saw generations of England cricket passing during his career.

He is the time highest wicket-taker in England; he is the highest wicket-taker in tests among fast bowlers. Words are short to describe his career and the amount of respect he has earned from cricket fans all around the globe. Last year his dearest friend Stuart Broad retired from cricket and this year he decided to bid adieu to the beautiful game. Anderson said that the first game against West Indies on 10th July at Lords will be his last game for England.

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Anderson was the first fast bowler to complete 700 wickets in tests recently against India. According to him the reason why he decided to take retirement is that he had a discussion with the coach Brendon McCullum who is looking to form a young and future-based pace attack for the England test team.

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James Anderson

James Anderson said that his time is now over and he will let others fulfill their dreams as he did. Anderson is 41 years old and it is quite obvious that McCullum is looking towards young players for the upcoming World Test Championship cycles.

Also Read: James Anderson – Career, Ranking, Record, Age, Height & Wife

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Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.