England pacer James Anderson firmly believes that he still has a considerable number of games left in him before announcing retirement from the game.
Anderson also says that he has that calibre to finish his career as the most capped English test player in the history of England Cricket.
Apparently, the 38-year-old pacer is only seven matches shy of playing the most number of Test matches for his country, also going past the former skipper Alastair Cook who currently holds this record. He also said that he keenly wants to play in the upcoming Ashes series next year and wishes to lead his side in terms of the most wickets.
“Yes, I absolutely want to play in the Ashes. But it’s not like that’s a focus of mine. I want to play as long as I possibly can. I’m still hungry to play the game.
“If I keep bowling the way I did this week, the opportunity to retire will be taken out of my hands. It will be a selection issue” Anderson said.
Anderson also reacted on playing 154 Test matches for so far and also on what it would be like to go past Alastair Cook’s record of 161 Tests as he spoke to the ESPNCricinfo:
“I still can’t quite believe the number of Tests that’s next to my name when the team go up on the TV. 154 does sound like a lot of games. But I feel like I’ve still got quite a few more left in me”
“If I can go past Alastair Cook’s record of 161 Test caps it will probably be the one thing I’ve got up on him”
Anderson is one of the highest wicket-takers in the Test cricket for England and also has a part of the elite 500 wickets club in the world. He will be a part of the England squad in the second Test match against Pakistan in Southampton starting from August 13.