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Silverwood: Morgan, Anderson have earned the right to quit international cricket
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Silverwood: Morgan, Anderson have earned the right to quit international cricket

England's recently appointed head coach Chris Silverwood says Eoin Morgan and James Anderson have deserved the right to call time on their international careers.

Anderson had to sit out for most part of the Ashes with a calf injury and will be missing out the Test series against New Zealand in November.

But the Lancashire quick will now train at Manchester City alongside England’s strength and conditioning team to get fit for the Boxing Day Test against South Africa.

Silverwood admitted the duo of Anderson and Broad will be ‘automatic selections’ provided they are fit and ready to go.

"If they're both fit, it's difficult to look past them, isn't it? It's a great headache to have. When you look at the amount of wickets they've got between them it's phenomenal," Silverwood said.

"Jimmy's great. He takes wickets, he's got a lot of knowledge in there that he can share with the players coming in.

"I think it will be up to him to let us know, and I think he will, when he's had enough, but who wouldn't want a world-class bowler like him in the line-up? He is phenomenal. He gets wickets all round the world.

"So yes I want him around as long as I can, but equally we've got to be realistic and say 'right we've got to do some future planning here'."

Morgan’s influence ‘phenomenal’

Silverwood also added that England’s limited overs captain had all the right to quit as he led England to their first-ever World Cup win this year.

The Irishman’s future as limited-over skipper is not certain after the T20 World Cup in Australia next year.

"The way he leads that one-day side and T20 side, and the influence he's got with the players, is phenomenal," Silverwood said on Morgan.

"He's so respected and the ideas he has, moving them forward. My job is to give him as much support as I can, to help him get where he wants to get to with them.

"He's earned the right to tell us when he's had enough but certainly we've got to have one eye on transitioning that period."