Jimmy Anderson: ‘No one in the world can cope with us at our best’

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The England seamer is in confident mood before the Ashes, even if he expects to play in only ‘three out of five’ Tests of the series

Jimmy Anderson is about to feature in his 10th Ashes series and, in the postwar era, no man has done so more times. Colin Cowdrey played 10 between 1954 and 1975, while Steve Waugh’s nine between 1986 and 2003 is the most for an Australian. Yep, here comes the latest longevity based landmark for old Jim.

There is a small matter of a minor groin strain to overcome first, Anderson requesting an extra match with Lancashire last week to get up to speed only to feel a twinge in the area. “Not a good twinge,” he says, meaning that while he could be ready for the Lord’s Test against Ireland that starts on 1 June, he may not be risked.

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Written by Ali Martin
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