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Root hails senior paceman Anderson
The Ashes 2019

Root hails senior paceman Anderson

England’s veteran fast-bowler, James Anderson featured in his seventh Ashes when the two arch-rivals took the field at Edgbaston on Thursday. The 37-year-old is the leader of England’s potent pace attack alongside Stuart Broad.

England Test captain, Joe Root believes the senior fast-bowler is getting better with the age. “I think he gets better with age, he really does. He wants to keep going. He’s had a couple of niggles over the last couple of years but every time he’s come back stronger,” Root said.

The right-arm pacer now needs just 25 wickets to become the first pacer to take 600 Test wickets, having already surpassed Australian great Glenn McGrath, who has 563 Test wickets, last year against India. However, the latest injury scare for Anderson could rule him out of the Ashes.