Can give another crack at playing The Ashes 2025 in Australia, if I look after myself: James Anderson
James Anderson has played 177 Tests for England [Twitter/TheBarmyArmy]
One of the leading exponents of swing bowling, England's James Anderson has expressed his desire to play in the 'The Ashes 2025' Down Under.
Anderson, 40, regained his place in the side after being unceremoniously dropped from the Caribbean tour last year and has since taken 35 wickets at an average of 17.85, discarding any thoughts of retirement.
Speaking to iNews, Anderson revealed that if his body and bowling keeps up with his age, he would love to have a crack against the hosts Australia in their backyard in 2025.
Anderson , who will be crucial to England's attempt to reclaim the urn in the upcoming Ashes 2023 in England from June, called the series as explosive and exciting.
“I think definitely the way to do it is not to look too far ahead. If I go ‘you know what I’ll give Australia another crack in Australia’ that, at the minute, seems miles away. But actually if I just look after myself, try and bowl well, try and take wickets then that might creep up and I think all of a sudden ‘actually I can do another trip there.’
There might be a time when I think ‘you know what? That’s stupid, I’ll be 42 and the s*** I’ll get from the Australians will just be unbearable.’ I’ll see how it goes.
Anderson's immediate assignment will be the two-Test series in New Zealand starting February 16.