Seamer James Anderson says he’s nonetheless hungry to play for England and has no intention of letting the coronavirus outbreak convey an finish to his worldwide profession.
Anderson, check cricket’s most prolific quick bowler with 584 wickets, has not performed since January when he suffered a rib harm in South Africa.
England’s two-match sequence in Sri Lanka was postponed earlier this month and the primary check of the summer time season towards West Indies scheduled for June four is probably going to be pushed again with all home motion suspended till no less than May 28.
“I’m still hungry to play, I’ve still got ambitions to play for England,” Anderson, 37, instructed reporters.
“So I believe that’s going to keep me pushed at dwelling making an attempt to keep match, in order that each time it’s we play once more I’m prepared to go.
“Whether it’s this summer time or the winter my plan is to attempt to get again into that crew.”
England may even embark on a 5-check sequence in India in January subsequent yr.
The England and Wales Cricket Board says it’s engaged on a “range of options” to resume cricket, with home white-ball motion anticipated to take precedence.
Anderson stated he was prepared to play within the inaugural The Hundred 100-ball competitors and the home T20 Vitality Blast if it was the one means he may keep match for when England return to check cricket.
“I’d much rather be playing competitive cricket than not. But we will cross that bridge when we come to it,” stated Anderson, who at present has a mentoring function with Hundred franchise Manchester Originals.
(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)