James Anderson is already the oldest English fast bowler to take the new ball in more than 50 years, but he says the COVID-19 hiatus may extend his career even further.
“It could just add a year or two at the end of my career,” 38-year old Anderson said on his Tailenders podcast.
“I’ve really enjoyed being back and as odd as it is just bowling into a net. I got up to speed quite quickly. I’m off my full run up and I feel like I’m ready to play now. I need to just calm down a bit, “he added.
It’s not inconceivable that Anderson could even become the first English fast bowler since Les Jackson in 1961 to play a Test after his 40th birthday.