Anderson to address media, speculations rife on retirement

Written by Abhishek Patil

Jimmy Anderson will address the media on Monday with speculation growing that he is coming towards the end of his unprecedented England career.

The record-breaking Test seamer has endured a frustrating summer and the chances are increasing that he may be struggling to reach the magical figure of 600 Test wickets.

Anderson, now 38, is currently on 590 wickets and faces being rested for the second Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday.

Anderson was dropped for the second Test against the West Indies but did play in the final Test of the series and the first Pakistan Test.

He looked a frustrated figure during England’s three-wicket victory last week as he only grabbed one wicket across two innings.

England have called up Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson to their bio-secure bubble in Southampton and he will be in contention for a debut against Pakistan, possibly at the expense of Anderson.

Now 38, it has been reported that Anderson might once again be dropped for the 2nd Test against Pakistan with the hosts calling up Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson to their bio-secure bubble in Southampton. Robinson is likely to replace Anderson for the second Test.

With 590 Test wickets, Anderson is ranked fourth in the elite list of bowlers with the highest number of Test wickets. Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) occupy the top three spots.

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