Jimmy Anderson still has a lot to offer after taking the 100th Test postulate in Lord & # 39; s against India

England bowler James Anderson (right) took his 100 test wicket on Lord & # 39; s against India

Life in Lord & # 39; s in Test Cricket did not have the best start for Jimmy Anderson when I hired him as England captain for his debut against Zimbabwe 15 years ago. He went for 17 of his first time …

I think we can say that the home of cricket has been a much happier hunting ground for Anderson since then, and that it culminated yesterday with the outstanding achievement of his 100th test getaway in Lord & # 39; s.

Even in 2003, you could see that we had a special bowler in our hands and what caught my attention from the beginning was the late movement that would get and that would make it seem faster than it was.

England bowler James Anderson (right) took his 100 test wicket on Lord & # 39; s against India

England bowler James Anderson (right) took his 100 test wicket on Lord & # 39; s against India

The sailor from Lancashire was harassed by his teammates after taking the shutter from Murali Vijay

The sailor from Lancashire was harassed by his teammates after taking the shutter from Murali Vijay

The sailor from Lancashire was harassed by his teammates after taking the shutter from Murali Vijay

In any case, I promoted it too much in those early days, like when I preferred Andrew Caddick to take that crucial to Andy Bichel and Australia at the Port Elizabeth World Cup the previous winter.

Then, when we came to Lord's house, I gave him an offside pitch of seven and two without a good leg because he knew he had moved it so much that he wanted as many receivers nearby as possible. Jimmy was not too comfortable with that, so I changed it.

I always felt that, as long as I could overcome those initial injury problems, Anderson would become the best bowler in England and I had so much admiration for him from the start.

I once said that I did not know what was going on in Jimmy's head when I captained him, but that was not a criticism. He always knew what he was doing and he always listened, like when Duncan Fletcher told the bowlers to serve Mohammad Yousuf at the start of his tickets in the same World Cup.

Anderson still has a lot to offer for England, according to former captain Nasser Hussain.

Anderson still has a lot to offer for England, according to former captain Nasser Hussain.

Anderson still has a lot to offer for England, according to former captain Nasser Hussain.

Anderson's greatest ability has always changed from swinger to swinger without any discernible change in action, and that is what he has been doing with such a prolific effect in this second test. And when the conditions are in your favor, like Friday in the first possibility here, it can be simply unplayable.

Look at the way he has fired Murali Vijay twice in this Test.

He pushed aside a beauty to hit him in the first possibility he must have played in his mind in the second when Anderson took his inner side.

Even now people will still say that Jimmy is just a force in English conditions, but that does him a disservice because he has also been a force outside the home. He has worked on his skills in different countries and has played very well. It's just a fact that it will move the Duke ball more than a Kookaburra.

Just think how many wickets Anderson could have taken if he had not missed a year with a serious back injury and if he had not missed all the famous 2005 Ashes hit when England preferred other bowlers.

A young Anderson (right) receives his first test cap against Zimbabwe in Lord & # 39; s in 2003

A young Anderson (right) receives his first test cap against Zimbabwe in Lord & # 39; s in 2003

A young Anderson (right) receives his first test cap against Zimbabwe in Lord & # 39; s in 2003

Anderson (second from left) went for 17 at his first opportunity but recovered to play a key role in the Test

Anderson (second from left) went for 17 at his first opportunity but recovered to play a key role in the Test

Anderson (second from left) went for 17 at his first opportunity but recovered to play a key role in the Test

It had not been a long time since I had retired and I saw him that summer as a boy who had come under my captaincy, in the middle with bowler Troy Cooley at every interval and seemed sad while throwing a bowling alley.

I felt for him then, but the fact that he has gone through that adversity and any other setbacks that he has had, with injuries or loss of form, showed his immense character and the work he has done to get where he is today.

Jimmy has always been a very different character from the aggressive, in his face may be in it, but I think it has softened a bit this season. He seems to be enjoying his battle with Virat Kohli and speaks highly of the Indian captain and the challenge of bowling at the best in the world.

Undoubtedly, the fact that there are two trials of the Lord every summer is a great reason why Anderson has reached his century of testing grounds here ahead of any other English terrain, but history will also tell him that the players of Bowling swing thrive here.

The anomaly with Anderson is that he has always preferred to bowl from the end of the pavilion, where the bowlers generally work in line, instead of the Nursery, which has been the preferred option for many bowlers.

Jimmy is a great physical specimen, he takes care of himself and looks fit again, as the 15 minute Edgbaston spell showed, broken only by one more of Adil Rashid and lunch. There is no reason why I can not continue for some time yet. I really hope so because we will not realize how good Anderson is until he's gone.

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