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Watching Test Cricket always encounters a question for myself that how James Anderson managed to have such an extended cricket career while most of the bowlers of his age are sitting at home with retired tag beside their name?

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good review

  • Nishikant Kamat 2021-10-01 15:10:25 rate(0)

    Having a cricket career for 19 years and playing for 160 tests as a pace bowler is almost unprecedented.


    First is due to his pace as it takes a toll on the body. He rarely touches the 140 kmph mark and mostly bowls around a comfortable pace of 130–135kmph. In his earlier days he was fast but not now. And most of the 140+ bowlers barely last for 12 years. Shoaib AKhtar-46 tests, Shane Bond-18 tests, Dale Steyn only managed to play for 11 years before getting injured, Mitchell Johnson played for only 8 years. Wasim Akram is an exception as he played for 19 years but still only 104 tests.

    Second reason is his bowling action- One of the most perfect and smooth bowling actions of all times.

    Notice that his back is not bending atrociously like many other bowlers ; this reduces the strain. 

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