ENG v IND 2021: James Anderson 'gutted' by cancellation of 5th Test at his ‘home ground’ Old Trafford

Anderson hoping to play another Test match for England at Old Trafford.

The fifth Test match was called off due to COVID-19 scare in the Indian camp | GettyVeteran pacer James Anderson is "gutted" by the premature end of the exciting Test series between India and England as the fifth Test in Manchester was called off at the eleventh hour after a fresh COVID-19 case was reported in the visiting camp.

Assistant physio Yogesh Parmar contracted the virus on the eve of the fifth Test, which left the Indian players anxious. Despite all of them testing negative, Virat Kohli and his men were reluctant to take the field and ultimately the match was cancelled with the tourists leading the series 2-1 after four Tests.

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Taking to Instagram, the 39-year-old Anderson expressed his disappointment and wondered whether he would get to play another Test match for England at Old Trafford – his home ground.

"I'm gutted for everyone at Lancashire cricket, for the fans who paid for tickets/trains/hotels, for both sets of supporters that wanted to see the finish this series deserved," Anderson wrote.

"I hope it will be played again at some point and I hope I will get to play another international game at my home ground that I love so much," he further added.


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He might be in the twilight of his career but James Anderson impressed one and all with his stellar showing against India.

The right-arm seamer featured in all four Tests, claiming 15 wickets at an average of 24.66 with one five-wicket haul. Overall, Anderson has 632 wickets to his name from 166 Tests at an average of 26.62, including 31 five-wicket hauls.


By Salman Anjum - 13 Sep, 2021

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