June 6, 2012

English cricket

Could James Anderson copy Kevin Pietersen?

Carlyle Laurie

Former England captain Alec Stewart, writing for bbc.co.uk, says that he hopes the decision to rest James Anderson, for the third Test against the West Indies, doesn't prompt him to consider retiring from limited-overs cricket to focus primarily on Test cricket.

I am certainly not recommending it, but it could be a question going through Jimmy's mind. He probably values Test cricket at the top of his priorities and, if he wasn't playing the other forms of the game, would he have been left out of the third Test? Whatever thoughts Jimmy may be having, he has to make sure there are no kneejerk reactions.

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