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James Anderson To Stretch His Relationship With English Cricket After The 1st Test vs WI


James Anderson breached the 700-wicket mark earlier this year (X)James Anderson breached the 700-wicket mark earlier this year (X)

Legendary fast bowler James Anderson is set to retire from Test cricket following the conclusion of England’s opening match of their upcoming home series against West Indies. The 42-year-old, who made his format debut back in May 2003 at Lord’s, will be returning to the iconic venue for his swan-song Test match.

As per reports, Anderson will continue to serve England cricket in a huge capacity after making his exit as a player.

James Anderson to play this role after retirement

James Anderson will bring an end to his illustrious international career with the series-opening first Test match against West Indies at Lord’s this month. As reported by BBC Sport, the 42-year-old speed demon will continue to serve English cricket even after his retirement, albeit as a bowling consultant.

Earlier this year, James Anderson scaled the 700-wicket mark in Dharamshala to become the first fast bowler in Test history, and third overall after spin legends Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne to attain the landmark figure.

As of now, Anderson sits on an illustrious pile of 700 Test wickets while holding an impressive bowling average of 26.52, with 32 five-fers and three 10-wicket hauls to his name. His 187 appearances in the format also makes him England’s most-capped Test cricketer and only second behind Indian great Sachin Tendulkar in the world.

Back in May this year, James Anderson took to his Instagram account and confirmed that the first Test match of England’s 2024 home summer will mark his final international appearance.

England, under the leadership of Ben Stokes, is set to face West Indies in the series-opening Test at Lord’s between July 10 and July 14.