Legendary pacer James Anderson believes he
and Stuart Broad have a strong chance to play for England again after Ben
Stokes has been appointed the Test captain. Stokes replaced Joe Root, who
stepped down as a captain after England’s poor performance in Australia and
West Indies. Since then there were missed reactions about their absence from the
Under Root, England could win just one Test
in their last 17 matches. Anderson and Broad were not considered for the West
Indies tour after the 0-4 drubbing at the hands of Australia in the Ashes.
The legendary pace bowling duo failed to
make an impact in Australia. England were also on the verge of a 5-0 loss in the
Test series had Anderson and Broad not built a 10th wicket partnership to skip a
defeat in Sydney Test on the fifth day.
‘There is a chance’
“Stuart and I were hoping our careers
weren’t over. So it’s nice to hear there’s a chance,” Anderson was quoted
as saying to BBC.
Anderson and Broad are currently playing in
the ongoing edition of the County Championship. While Anderson is plying his
trade for Lancashire, Broad is representing Worcestershire. Anderson feels
performing on a consistent basis on the domestic circuit can help them get
their places back in the England national team.
“It still means we’ve got to put in
some performances here with our counties to prove that we’re playing well
enough to get in that final 11. Because of the situation and not having people
in these roles, you’re just so unsure of what’s going to happen. So now having
that clarity is really nice,” he added.
England are next scheduled to play Test
cricket in June at home against New Zealand.
With Stokes around, the pacers are likely
to return to the squad.