James Anderson takes to skipping: The veteran English seamer is doing his best to maintain appropriate fitness standards.
Veteran England fast bowler James Anderson has found solace in skipping whilst in his hotel room serving a mandatory quarantine period upon reaching Chennai for a four-match Test series.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Anderson didn’t shy away from skipping in his room during a live interview as he was heard speaking about the benefits of doing the same especially on days when he can’t sprint.
Having reached India as recent as yesterday, the visitors will have to undergo a strict six-day quarantine period. While both the English and Indian players are allowed to be accompanied by their respective families, no one is allowed to exit the hotel room.
Upon the culmination of the quarantine period, both the teams will have three days to get their act together before the first Test begins at the MA Chidambaram Stadium from February 5.
James Anderson takes to skipping amid quarantine in Chennai
The England cricket team are skipping whilst they can’t sprint during their quarantine in India 🏏
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) January 28, 2021
As far as Anderson is concerned, the 38-year bowler is coming on the back of picking his 30th Test five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka at Galle. Anderson, who is on his fifth Test tour of India, has picked 26 wickets in 10 Tests here at an average and strike rate of 33.46 and 71.5 respectively.
Anderson’s solitary Test in Chennai had witnessed him picking bowling figures of 22-2-79-2 which included dismissing Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in the first and second innings respectively.
Overall in 27 Test matches against India, Anderson has picked 110 wickets at an average of 25.98 and a strike rate of 54.8. Continuing to trouble batsmen in the twilight of his career, it will be interesting to see how the highest Test wicket-taker among fast bowlers performs during what should be his last tour of India.