England bowler James Anderson says the approach led by Brendon McCallum and Ben Stokes and the latter’s “emotional intelligence” has reinvigorated his international career.
Anderson’s tally of 177 Test caps puts him second only to India’s Sachin Tendulkar on the all-time list, but the 40-year-old is more focused on the challenges of the future than reliving his past glory. I am considering. In December he celebrated his 20th anniversary as an international player.
Since Stokes and McCullum have reviewed England’s entire approach and thereby their results, it has become even easier to enjoy his work.
By removing the fear of failure and replacing it with a desire to entertain, the team has won nine out of ten tests, creating a buzz that has already reverberated throughout the cricket world.
Anderson made his first appearance in Pakistan in a historic 3-0 series after winning over India in the postponed fifth Test of the 2021 series, in addition to series wins at home to New Zealand and South Africa last summer. 8 wickets in their two wins. clean sweep.
England squad for New Zealand test tour
Ben Stokes (Captain), James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Harry Brooke, Zach Crowley, Ben Duckett, Ben Fawkes, Will Jacks, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts , Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Ollie Stone.
Newcomers and veterans alike are energized by an aggressive approach and will face New Zealand next in a two-test series in February. Anderson expects it to be a big hit in his series when he tries to win back the Ashes against Australia later this year.
“It’s exciting to be in this team. It’s going to be fun no matter who we play against. We’re going to give it a good crack and it’s going to be an incredible summer in Australia.” He said.
“Honestly, I don’t think they’re doing anything but giving it their all. I think they’re going to fight fire and fire, and it’s going to be very explosive and exciting.”
“Something’s wrong as a player if you’re not enjoying this way we’re playing. It’s always thinking and talking about the game in a positive way, so yeah, it lifted me up. .”
Anderson lauded Stokes’ leadership and convictions, citing Stokes’ claim that the weary bowling group would be exempt from an audience with Pakistani Prime Minister Shebaz Sharis after a delayed invitation to Rawalpindi last month. praised.
“He said, ‘Bowlers don’t go, they need to recover.’ He’s strong enough to do that,” Anderson said.
“I’ve always let him down as a role model. But he’s just incredible. Emotional intelligence around the group and managing the players. I think this side of him has been great.” I didn’t know there was.
“There was certainly a moment when I thought it might be so.” [for my England career]There was a little anger and disappointment [at being left out of the tour to the West Indies].
“I was just trying to figure it out and not make any hasty decisions.
“I’m not a perfect bowler. I’ve never played a perfect game or a perfect over.
“There are always things I think I can work out. I want to be the best at everything I do. If something fails, I just give up.”
new zealand vs england schedule
- 1st Test (Pink Ball, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui) – February 16-20
- Second test (Wellington) – February 24-28