Anderson managed to get Kohli out twice at the cost of 64 runs during four completed Tests. “This summer was probably my favorite contest with Virat.”
New Delhi: England pacer James Anderson has said that his fight against India captain Virat Kohli in this year’s Test series was his favorite and added that the two fierce opponents have mutual respect for each other.
Anderson managed to get Kohli out twice at the cost of 64 runs during four completed Tests. “This summer was probably my favorite competition with Virat. We’ve had some good fights over the years, both in England and India, but this year was definitely my favourite. I got him out a few times but he also scored a few runs. Also, and we had a fight on the field where there was definitely mutual respect. It was a really cool way, if it makes sense. Obviously, we were going with each other, but it That was in a good way, as ESPNcricinfo reports, Anderson told Fox Cricket’s Road to the Ashes podcast, so I really enjoyed it.
Talking about his potential fight with Steve Smith in the upcoming Ashes, Anderson said: “As a bowler, you always look at the best player, and for me in the last three, four or five years, Steve Smith has been the best player in Australia. Has been the best player. He is the one whom they rely on for the quantum of their runs, obviously backed by the people around him [David] Warner and [Marnus] Recently Labuschagne. But he has been their favorite over the years, so he will be the one we would like to get out early.”
“We have to start well. The Gabba in particular is huge for us. If we can get one-ups on some of the batsmen early, it can have a real snowball effect throughout the series. Bowling in Australia isn’t necessarily difficult. Well, it’s totally different. In England, Duke swings more often, and with the wickets, we play, you can get some seam movement too. But you’re not going to get that many swings with the Kookaburra, so it It’s just about trying to hit good areas. You just have to be relentless and so precise. And that’s where people struggle,” he said.
There will be a five-match Ashes series between England and Australia starting in Brisbane from December 8.
First published:October 14, 2021, 4:09 pm