Anderson Sets Sights on Pivotal English Summer After Capturing 700th Test Wicket in India”

England seamer James Anderson is focused on securing his place in the team for the upcoming Test series against the West Indies and Sri Lanka, rather than dwelling on his recent achievement of becoming the first fast bowler to claim 700 Test wickets.

Despite reaching the milestone during England’s series against India, Anderson expressed a sense of disappointment due to England’s defeat in the series. He admitted that the significance of his achievement would have been greater had England emerged victorious in the Test or the series.

Reflecting on his performance in the series against India, where he claimed 10 wickets at an average of 33.50, Anderson emphasized his determination to maintain his form and fitness. With a break until July before England’s next Test fixtures, Anderson is committed to training hard to ensure he remains a vital part of the team.

Approaching his 42nd birthday during the West Indies series, Anderson acknowledges the competition for places in England’s pace attack but remains confident in his abilities. He believes he is currently in the best shape of his career and is enjoying the challenge of continually improving.

Acknowledging that his place in the team is not guaranteed, Anderson is prepared to work hard to prove his worth and earn his spot in the side for the upcoming series. He remains focused on contributing to England’s success and is determined to maintain his high standards.

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