‘England are hungry to get out there’: James Anderson ready for Sri Lanka tour

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England quick bowler James Anderson says he’s excited by the problem of excursions to Sri Lanka and India regardless that it’s anticipated to be powerful for seamers on wickets which don’t usually give them a lot help.

The 38-year-old, England’s all-time main wicket-taker, mentioned a prolonged break had enabled him to work on his health and he was itching to play Test cricket for the primary time since August, when he reached the 600-wicket milestone towards Pakistan.

“Obviously, these will be difficult tours for seam bowlers but that doesn’t make it any less exciting. It’s just a different challenge and the fact that we’ve not played any Test cricket for a few months now means we are all hungry to get out there,” Anderson advised a information convention on Monday.

The England squad are of their resort in Hambantota, the place they are isolating awaiting COVID-19 testing on Tuesday earlier than being allowed to begin practising forward of the primary Test at Galle beginning on Jan. 14.

The two-match collection in Sri Lanka is adopted by 4 Tests in India in February and March. England are scheduled to play 17 Tests in 2021.

“Going on the last couple of tours of Sri Lanka, the wickets have really suited the spinners. But there are opportunities for the seamers to take wickets; there is reverse swing and the new ball does swing as well,” Anderson mentioned.

“Certainly, I’ve had some success at Galle, and I do know a few of the different seamers have as effectively, so it’s definitely not doom and gloom for the seamers. We’ve acquired to be ready to put in an enormous shift.

“Our job might be shorter spells and less overs in the day but there will definitely be opportunities for us to take wickets,” Anderson added.

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