Veteran England seaman James Anderson still finds it difficult to understand why he was dropped from the English Test team for the West Indies series last month. With age not on his side, the selectors decided to try the youngster, but Anderson, 39, is determined to make a comeback and prepares to start the new season with Lancashire.
“I stopped trying to make sense of it and just put it aside,” he said in an interview with The guard,
“It was completely out of my control. I have to focus on what I can control and that’s bowling as best I can. First that’s here for the next two months, try to take as many wickets as possible and see what happens.
“That’s still a big problem for me, because it came out of the blue a bit. I still feel like I’ll bowl well. I was in the top 10 of the world rankings, so I feel like I’m a good one. do job for the team.I feel like I have a lot to offer, not just on the field but off.I really enjoyed working with the other bowlers that come through.
“After an Ashes defeat, everything comes under control. A lot happens, people lose their jobs and so on.
“I would like to have a seat, face-to-face, but that is of course not always possible in these situations. I would have liked more than a five-minute phone call, but again that is not always possible.”
“It is difficult because there is no one in those positions yet, there is an interim director of cricket and interim head coach. With that kind of thing in the air, I would expect to hear something when those positions are filled. “
When Anderson was asked if he had heard anything about the English setup, Anderson replied, “No.”