Australian captain Pat Cummins has expressed admiration for the enduring careers of James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who have been instrumental in England’s pace attack for nearly two decades. Although Anderson missed the third Ashes Test, he made a comeback in the Manchester Test. Anderson has an impressive record of 686 wickets in 180 Test matches, while Broad has dismissed 598 batters in 165 Tests. Notably, after three Tests in the Ashes 2023, the 37-year-old Stuart Broad leads the series with 16 wickets to his name.
Cummins praised the longevity of Anderson and Broad’s careers, acknowledging their remarkable abilities to continue performing at a high level over the years. Their consistent performances have made them pivotal figures in England’s bowling lineup and serve as an inspiration to younger bowlers like Cummins himself. The Australian skipper also acknowledged that sustaining such a long career as a pace bowler is a challenging feat, and he does not envision himself achieving the same level of success with the new ball at the age of 41.
“Keeping them out there is always part of the conversation, not necessarily because of their age, but with most attacks the more overs you put into them, they can lose effectiveness,”
“Stuart Broad has obviously had a big workload this series, so we’re in no rush. Five days is a long time and hopefully that means giving them plenty of overs,”
he further added.
Pat Cummins’ witty take on James Anderson and Stuart Broad’s bowling abilities
“But it’s an incredible feat for Jimmy to be at the top of his game, and still one of the world’s best bowlers, at 41 – and the same goes for Broad in his high thirties. That’s seriously impressive. Can I see myself making the new ball talk at 41? Probably not – I’m 30 and I feel 41,”
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