Anderson experience could come in handy
JIMMY Anderson admits his experience could be crucial for England in their Test series with Sri Lanka, which was due to starts in Galle yesterday.
With Alastair Cook retiring, the Lancashire seamer is the senior member of the squad and one of only two, alongside Stuart Broad, to have played Test cricket in Sri Lanka.
Broad appears to be involved in a four-way battle for one seam bowling place alongside Anderson, and if he misses out, the Red Rose star’s counsel could yet prove more priceless than usual when times get tough. He said: “There are only two of us who have toured Sri Lanka before in Test cricket so we have a job in trying to help guys prepare and understand what they are coming up against. That is our role and always has been. We’re missing an experienced batsman at the top of the order in Cooky but time has to move on and there are other guys - Joe Root as captain and Jos Buttler as vicecaptain have been very vocal so far.”