Experience the difference between us and the Aussies: Anderson
You can draw on experience, especially when you're in tight situations. I think we did that quite a lot (in the Ashes). England's spearhead James Anderson feels he has no time to spend with the Australians in the upcoming Ashes series Down Under primarily due to the cricketing schedule and more importantly so as to not give anything away to his rivals.
Because the schedule is that tight, that you're just going from game to game, playing against each other, there's no time in between just to chat," said Anderson to UK-based website, The Independent. Players from both the sides, as part of the tradition, had a drink together after the conclusion of the Ashes series in England and Anderson voiced that it was not that enjoyable as he suddenly couldn't see the Aussies as mates with whom he will be up against in a few months time.
With wins at Trent Bridge, Lord's and Chester-le-Street, England won the 2013 Ashes series 3-0. Though admitting that the hosts didn't perform to their fullest potential, Anderson said the Alastair Cook-led side had achieved what they wanted to.
"We didn't play well, and we were scrapping like mad to try to keep ourselves in games and to try to win games. There were some very tight Tests in there that could have gone either way, it could quite easily have been 2-1 to them.
At the end of the day, we won a Test series and that's what we set out to do. As much as we'd love to entertain everyone, hit sixes and bowl people out quickly, it doesn't always happen like that.
And sometimes you've just got to try to win any way you can," explained Anderson. England played a much more experienced side than Australia in the series and the Lancashireman opined that it played a crucial role in helping them to hold on to key moments.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CricBuzzSimilar Stories