While Team India is training hard for the upcoming World Test Championship followed by the five-match Test series against England away from home, the three lions are curating tough rosters to trouble Team India. With Team India winning the Test series 3-1 during England’s visit to India earlier this year, the England players would try taking revenge during the five-match Test series starting from August 4 in Nottingham.
Very recently England’s ace pacer James Anderson blurted out England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) player rotation plans during the red ball series against India. England Cricket board exploited the player rotation policy during their cricketing tour to India.
Team England is slated to play Test matches this summer which includes five Tests against India after these two Tests against New Zealand, and then the Ashes later during the year. The lanky pacer reckoned that he would like to play all seven Tests this summer- two against New Zealand and then five against India. However, deep inside he knows the veracity and acknowledged that it would not be realistic.
“I don’t feel like I’ve played that many games. My body doesn’t feel old or tired, it’s just incredible. Yes. I’d love to play all seven Tests this summer,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Anderson as saying.
Accounting for the strongest picks in the team, Anderson anticipated his and Broad’s participation in the playing squad.
“So hopefully, if we do pick our strongest team we (Anderson and Broad) would like to think that we’re both in that. And we’d love to share the new ball together, yes.
“Stuart and I have sent a few texts to each other saying it’d be nice if we did get to play together. Obviously, it’s completely down to the coach and captain. But I think, from the team’s point of view, we want to get some momentum going into a big summer.
The veteran player also talked at length about the board’s rotation policy and their efforts of managing workload in the bio-bubble. The 39-year-old has featured in 160 matches for England, scalped 614 wickets and may soon become England’s most-capped Test player.