James Anderson Video Rating: 5 / 5
James Anderson Online video Rating: 5 / five
James Anderson is bowling just a little bit defensively in the ongoing World Cup and that is so unlike him. He always tends to put the ball right up there and gives it a chance to swing, but, on the pitches of Australia and New Zealand, he is surprisingly bowling back of the length stuff and that too regularly.
However, to be fair to him, he has had two very attacking batting line ups to contend with in the first two games.
At the Melbourne Cricket Ground where England began their tournament, Anderson was up against Finch and Warner and they were coming after him. Anything pitched and there was a real danger of it being smashed right over the bowler’s head.
And, the situation was not that different in the second game either which was versus New Zealand. It was Brendan McCullum wanting a piece of the English bowlers there in that game.
So, the approach of the opposition batsmen might have forced Anderson to drag his length a little bit, but, doing so, he is making himself less effective as a bowler because he is most potent when he swings the ball.
Anderson is not going to put that much affect hitting the deck as he has not got a lot of pace and also, his action is not a high arm one. Read more »