Want To Win The Game And See James Anderson Get 600 Test Wickets: England Coach Chris Silverwood

England head coach Chris Silverwood has lauded his veteran pacer James Anderson who is on the verge of his 600th test wicket. He will be the first pacer to reach the mark with only spin legends Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble achieving the feat. The 38-year-old pacer is celebrated as the highest wicket-taker for England in Test cricket — and also the first pacer to reach 500 Test wickets for England. England are playing Pakistan in a three-match Test series leading them by 1-0. The first match at Manchester was won by England owing to an epic comeback,

Want To Win The Game And See James Anderson Get 600 Test Wickets: England Coach Chris Silverwood
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England head coach Chris Silverwood has lauded his veteran pacer James Anderson who is on the verge of his 600th test wicket. He will be the first pacer to reach the mark with only spin legends Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and achieving the feat.

The 38-year-old pacer is celebrated as the highest wicket-taker for England in Test cricket — and also the first pacer to reach 500 Test wickets for England.

England are playing Pakistan in a three-match Test series leading them by 1-0. The first match at Manchester was won by England owing to an epic comeback, and the second was drawn due to rain. In the ongoing third match, Pakistan were asked to follow on after scoring 273 in their first innings in reply to the hosts’ 583-8 declared, trailed by 210 runs at the end of the fourth day.

James Anderson, England vs West Indies
James Anderson. Image Credit: Getty Images

 

“He’s an inspiration, isn’t he? 600 Test wickets. Wow,” Chris Silverwood on James Anderson

Chris Silverwood has lauded England pacer James Anderson for his amazing run with the three lions, and for being an inspiration to his fellow bowlers.

“We’re all aware of the milestone Jimmy is looking at but he’ll get there. Hopefully, we’ll see it. It would be brilliant to see Jimmy get over the line. He’s an inspiration, isn’t he? 600 Test wickets. Wow,” Silverwood was quoted as saying by ‘Sky Sports’.

Head Coach, Chris Silverwood
Chris Silverwood (Image Credit: Google)

“He’s worked so hard to do it and he’s brilliant around the place. He’s constantly helping the other bowlers. It’s just superb to have one of the best in the world sat in your dressing room and playing for your country,” he added.

Chris Silverwood on dropped catches:

James Anderson would have achieved the 600 mark on day four already if there wouldn’t have been a few missed catches by the England wicket-keeper and fielders. Anderson remained calm and didn’t vent out his frustration which was applauded by his coach.

“I want to win the game first and foremost but to finish strongly and see Jimmy get his 600th would be fantastic. It is frustrating when things don’t go your way as a bowler but all you can do is go back on the practice field and work on what you need to work on. That’s what Jimmy did and he got his rewards,” Silverwood said.

James Anderson
James Anderson. Credits: Reuters

“I thought Jimmy handled himself very well (with the dropped catches). He kept his decorum. No one means to drop them but obviously it’s frustrating,” he added.

In the ongoing third match, Pakistan were asked to follow on after scoring 273 in their first innings in reply to the hosts’ 583-8 declared and they trailed by 210 runs at the end of the fourth day.

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