James Anderson should not be rested for Sri Lanka Test series: Nasser Hussain

Anderson is not only great cricketer but also a great role model for the sport, says Hussain.

James Anderson celebrates England Test series win against India | Getty Images

Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has suggested on Wednesday (September 12) that England should not rest James Anderson for their upcoming Sri Lanka series, as he believes that the veteran paceman is not the type of player who will be benefited from a lengthy break.

Recently, the 36-year-old became the most prolific fast bowler in the history of Test cricket after surpassing Glenn McGrath's 563 scalps when he took the final wicket in the final Test against India at The Oval on Tuesday (September 11) to help England win the Test match and the series. 

There are reports suggesting that Anderson might be rested by England for Sri Lanka tour, where they will play a three-match Test series, but Nasser is not believing in resting such  a brilliant bowler.

Hussain told Sky Sports, “England will have to decide how they are going to handle Anderson. He is bowling brilliantly but he is not someone I would rest. There are certain bowlers you can give a month or two off and they are going to come back fresh.”

He signed off by saying, “He is someone that you have got to keep going, he will have enough rest built in because he is not playing white-ball cricket. Keep him and (Stuart) Broad going and hope they get through to the end of the Ashes next summer.”

Besides Tests, England will also face the Islanders in five One Day Internationals and only one  T20 International with the tour will getting underway with first ODI on October 5 in Colombo, while the Test series will begin from November 6, 2018.



By Rashmi Nanda - 12 Sep, 2018

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