James Anderson could not play in the last two test matches of the Ashes series 2015, but, he played a very important part in England’s campaign of regaining the urn.
He had gone wicket-less in the Lord’s test match and England had been thrashed by more than 400 runs.
The series had been squared up and the momentum was against the Three Lions.
The pressure was enormous on England and it was more so on Anderson as there had been a lot of talks about him losing his competitive edge and perhaps not being as potent a threat for the opposition teams as he once used to be.
But, he showed the strength of his character coming to Edgbaston where he absolutely tore apart the Kangaroo batting line up on the first day on a green surface.
He is basically a swing bowler, Anderson, but, that day, he relied more on seam movements. He put the ball up on good lengths consistently and got it moving both ways.
With the help of his 6 wickets, England bowled Australia out for just 130 odd and that test match was going to go just one way from there.
Anderson though did not get too many wickets in the second innings as he suffered a side strain bowling to Mitchell Johnson and immediately decided to go off the ground to make sure no further damage had been done. Read more »