Nasser Hussain Talks About The Plans Of Anderson’s Retirement, Says – The Bowler Is Not Finished Yet

The world class fast bowler James Anderson has faced several criticism during the ongoing Ashes 2023. The pacer has grabbed only four wickets in three matches and has failed to leave his impact over Australian bowlers. Now former England captain Nasser Hussain has come in support of Anderson who played his last Ashes at Manchester.

While having a conversation with Daily Mail, the former England batter believes that Anderson should still be included in England’s XI against the visitors Australia.

“If I was picking England’s best XI to face Australia, he would still be in it. Yes, Anderson’s wickets cost 32 runs apiece there, considerably more expensive than his career mark of 26 – but four months ago he was the No 1-ranked bowler in the world and although it might be the oldest cliche, class is permanent,” Hussain wrote in his column.

In Manchester, Australia managed to retain the Ashes series after the 4th Test match ended in a draw. The final day of the Test match was affected by continuous heavy rainfall and the game couldn’t move on. Despite playing in the home ground, Anderson only managed to take one wicket in the entire game in his quota of 37 overs.

Hussain said that no one should talk about his retirement and only the bowler knows about his future plans.

“Only the individual knows when the time is right to retire, whether they are physically and mentally done. There are only so many times you can go to the well, only so many times you get out of bed, strap those bowling boots on and go again. That point will come for Anderson, but I don’t see in his body language that he’s running on empty,” Hussain stressed in his column.

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