James Anderson: England bowler hopes to ‘play many more games’ with Stuart Broad

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James Anderson: England bowler hopes to ‘play many more games’ with Stuart Broad


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Brilliant Broad takes three quick wickets
England v West Indies, third Test
Venue:Emirates Old TraffordDates:24-28 July
Coverage:Live Test Match Special radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, highlights on BBC Two at 19:00 (19:15 on Saturday), live text commentary on BBC Sport website and app.

James Anderson believes he and Stuart Broad remain part of England’s strongest bowling attack.

The pair, who have 1,078 Test wickets between them, have not played in the same team in the first two Tests against West Indies.

Broad, 34, was left out of the team for the first Test while Anderson, 37, was rested for the second.

“If we’re both fit and England are picking their strongest bowling attack, we’d both be in that,” said Anderson.

“It’s going to be difficult going forward, I don’t think we’ll play every game together but I love to think we’ve got plenty more games together in the future.”

Last summer, former England captain Michael Vaughan suggestedthe pair should no longer play in the same teamas England build towards next winter’s Ashes series, when extra pace from the likes of Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Olly Stone is expected to be crucial.

However, with England head coachChris Silverwood saying he will pick his strongest bowling attackfor the series decider against West Indies which starts on Friday – rather than thinking about rest and rotation – Anderson believes that should include both him and Broad.

Asked if the days of Anderson and Broad being part of the same

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