England’s James Anderson says he could sit out of some Bangladesh, India Tests

England fast bowler James Anderson may sit out some of the Test matches on their tours of Bangladesh and India

Reuters, Sep, 22 2016

England fast bowler James Anderson may sit out some of the Test matches on their tours of Bangladesh and India, he said on Wednesday.

File photo of James Anderson. Getty Images

File photo of James Anderson. Getty Images

The 34-year-old, England's leading test wicket-taker with 463 victims, was named in the squad for the tour to Bangladesh where they play two Tests next month.

England travel to India in early November for a five-Test series.

"It's a tough one because as a player if you're fit you want to play, simple as that, no matter what the format you're desperate to play," Anderson told reporters.

"But there may well come a time when it will get managed. At 34 I probably have to manage myself, be managed, quite well. You want, if possible, to play every Test but India is going to be five back to back and that's a huge ask for any bowler," he added.

"There will probably come a point where we try to look and maybe I've got to sit out."

Published Date: Sep 22, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 22, 2016




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