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James Anderson, 38, says he’s not feeling old or tired as he is close to becoming England’s most capped Test player and a mentor of 1,000 first-class wickets. Tailor is looking forward to returning fans and thinks Guofra Archer can come back stronger than elbow surgery

Last update: 5/29/21 6:49 PM

James Anderson described his impending milestones as “mind blowing” as he neared becoming England’s most capped Test player and accomplishing 1,000 first-class wickets.

Al-Khayat – all-time England wicket test winner with 614 scalp – would equal the record set by his close friend Sir Aleister Cook of 161 if he played against New Zealand at Lords Stadium starting Wednesday and then beat that number if he scored in the second match Against the kiwi after a week in Edgbaston.

The 38-year-old also has eight wickets shy of 1000 with a red ball – and he says he doesn’t feel old or tired before his summer test, which also includes five matches against India during August and September.

“For a soccer player to play this amount of games, I don’t know what the word is, but it gets a bit mind-blowing,” said Anderson, who appeared with his England team mates at the launch of LV = Insurance. The video “In With Heart” celebrates the cricket community in England.

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England players joined entertainment players, fans and volunteers LV = Insurance ‘Cricket Champion’ in celebrating the game before the international summer as part of the ‘In With Heart Tour’

England players joined entertainment players, fans and volunteers LV = Insurance ‘Cricket Champion’ in celebrating the game before the international summer as part of the ‘In With Heart Tour’

“It makes me feel proud. I never imagined in a million years that I would reach this point. I don’t feel like I’ve played many games. My body doesn’t feel so old or tired.

“I just absolutely love trial cricket, and I have a lot of passion for it. Growing up, all I wanted to do was play trial cricket in England and I’m honored to have been able to do it for such a long time.

“Touch the wood, I’ve never had any career-threatening injuries. Getting to 38 and being in the position makes me feel really privileged.

It’s a lot of wickets and in this day and age I don’t know if it is possible to get that many first-class wickets anymore. With the amount of cricket being played there never seems to be a longevity in bowling and there is a lot of T20 cricket and anything else going on around the world. I’m glad I’m still here, to be honest.

James Anderson on the achievement of 1,000 first-class wickets

“I’ve been very lucky when I look around cricketers in England who are getting long layoffs, like Joffra Archer at this moment. I think of Simon Jones and the people whose careers have been seriously affected by injury.

“Of course you get hurt and have to kneel when it hurts a little bit, but I actually feel some fun from that. Putting hard squares, that’s what it means most.

“Bowling 10 times on the Green Tailor doesn’t really do that for me. I want to put in a team shift when it’s tough.”

I don’t know what the plan is for the summer. We’ve been texting a little and like to play together but it’s out of our hands. We have to prepare as much as possible to ensure we are in the best possible condition

James Anderson on his desire to play alongside Stuart Broad

Archer will definitely miss the series against New Zealand after undergoing an elbow surgery that “sets the course for his career” and has vowed not to rush his return, although Anderson thinks his team-mate can come back stronger and hopes to be “fit” for the T20 World Trophy and Ash this winter .

Anderson said, “It’s tough when you’ve had a repeat injury like that, but as a player it’s an integral part of the job, really. He seems optimistic and confident he’s going to come back strong.”

“It might take some time during the summer to get what you want right, but from an English point of view, we need a decent fight for the winter with the T20 World Cup and Ashes.

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Anderson says that some time he might see Guofra Archer come back stronger as the archer recovers after elbow surgery

Anderson says that some time he might see Guofra Archer come back stronger as the archer recovers after elbow surgery

“The reason he’s had such an impact in international cricket is his speed, so that’s something he’s looking to keep.

“He loves fast bowling – it’s the best thing he does – and I’m sure that’s what he’ll want to do when he’s back. I hope he gets the recovery he needs and comes back stronger.”

“When you have some time outside of the game, it makes you realize why you love to play it. And you become more hungry to play and work as hard as possible.

“When you come back, it feels great, especially in the case where it can be months of hard work. It’s a very rewarding feeling when you come back.”

I haven’t played for Lords in a long time, and I haven’t played in front of fans in a long time in this country so it would be nice to be back there. It will be wonderful.

James Anderson

Fans will return for tests against New Zealand with crowds of 7,500 in Lords followed by up to 18,000 in Edgbaston with the game nominated last place as a beta event.

After playing all last summer behind closed doors, Anderson can’t wait to perform in front of the crowd again, adding: “It’s going to be very special to have the people.

“I’m not sure if the word without soul is the right word, but it’s not an international cricket game without fans out there.

“As players we have the impression that everyone has lost a reasonable amount. We lost the presence of fans there and they lost watching us live.”

James Anderson and other English cricket stars appear in the LV = Insurance movie “In With Heart” celebrating the England cricket community ahead of the LV = Insurance 1st Test against New Zealand. Watch the video Here

Watch the first test between New Zealand and England live on the Sky Sports Cricket from 10am Wednesday.

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