April 16, 2012

English cricket

Anderson at his best


The Beatles are a prominent presence in Osman Samiuddin's take in the National on James Anderson's development into a top fast bowler.

... the real sign of how much Anderson has evolved was this winter just gone in the UAE and Sri Lanka. It is not that fast bowlers do not, or cannot, prosper here. Eighteen wickets in five Tests, four of which were lost, should not mask the fact that Anderson was the best fast bowler through the two series.
Here was an athlete in a beautiful, rare space in his career, at its absolute peak, in control, secure in his mind, grooved technically, physically fit: just perfectly and delicately synched.


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