James Anderson, an England fast bowler, claims that the team’s “amazing” Test comeback has made him motivated to participate in the forthcoming series against South Africa.
Since taking over earlier in the English season, new Test captain Ben Stokes and red-ball coach Brendon McCullum have revitalised the team with their offensive philosophies.
Before chasing down a massive target to defeat India in early July in a match that was postponed last year due to the coronavirus outbreak, England defeated Test world champions New Zealand in all three of their matches of their series.
Anderson can’t wait for England to start their international duty with such a positive group on Wednesday at Lord’s in the opening Test against South Africa. To be quite honest, I’ve been aching to get back into the dressing room, the 40-year-old remarked. The four tests were amazing. Clearly, what we performed on the field was fantastic, but the spirit in the locker room was outstanding.
The previous five weeks, I’ve been wanting to return to an England dressing room where I felt as content as I had in a number of years.
The players have praised England’s aggressive tactics, although there have been suggestions that such an extremely aggressive attitude is unlikely to be a successful long-term plan. However, Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Test matches, is certain that the team will benefit from maintaining a positive outlook. He remarked, “I don’t think it has to come unstuck at all.
We now know we have the potential to chase anything down and we have the ability to take wickets in any situation, so long as we keep working hard at what we’re doing.
It’s possible that there will be instances when we have to be more strategic about when we apply pressure to the opponent rather than going all out with the bat.
“I think we can keep doing that if we include that into our already entertaining approach and are proactive and aggressive in the style we play,” said the group.