Anderson: I need more practice
James Anderson (right) expects Stuart Broad to cope with Australia provocation this winter. James Anderson needs to bowl again to prepare properly for the Ashes - but may have to wait his turn as England try to identify their third seamer for the first Test.Anderson did not bowl in the second innings of the drawn opening tour match against a WA Chairman's XI in Perth - where England made sure Boyd Rankin, Steven Finn and Chris Tremlett all had a second chance to impress and improve after their initial struggles.They each did, to an extent. But more evidence will be required before England decide which of them supports Anderson and Stuart Broad at the Gabba.Broad was rested at the WACA, as was off-spinner Graeme Swann.
But actually getting the overs in your legs, and having a second and third spell through the day and having to stay out in the field, is a completely different feeling."Then trying to bowl again in the morning, when you can barely get out of bed, is something you need to get used to again."Anderson's absence from the England attack on the final day in Perth, it seems, was as much to do with his own preparation guidelines as others' requirements."I'd bowled four days in a row before that, so ... But once you get out in the middle, in a game situation, it's a completely different mindset."I think it was just guys finding their feet out there, and the second innings showed everyone had improved.":: Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is to have a scan on the hamstring he strained in Saturday's final one-day international against India, but has described the injury as "not too bad" and is reportedly optimistic that he will be fit for the start of the Ashes.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CricBuzzSimilar Stories