Jimmy Anderson to Retire from International Cricket This Summer

Jimmy Anderson to Retire from International Cricket This Summer

England legend Jimmy Anderson, the country’s most prolific wicket-taker, will retire from international cricket this summer. Coach Brendon McCullum flew to the UK to inform Anderson that the Test team is focused on the future and that he won’t be part of the upcoming plans. Anderson, who recently claimed his 700th Test wicket, will be 43 by the time England tours Australia in 2025-26 for the Ashes, prompting management to reconfigure their seam attack ahead of time. McCullum shared the news with Anderson personally over a round of golf, as England prepares for six Tests this summer against West Indies and Sri Lanka.

Anderson Poised to Surpass Warne

It’s uncertain how significant a role he will play before the six Tests conclude at The Oval in early September. However, the temptation will be immense to ensure he takes the field against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford, his home ground, two weeks earlier.

Anderson needs just nine more wickets to surpass Shane Warne’s tally of 708 and claim second place on the all-time list, trailing only Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan’s seemingly untouchable 800 wickets.

General Sport Observer Marc Defaou
reviewed by: Marc Defaou (Sport Expert)

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