Ashes 2019: James Anderson promises to return from injury before Ashes end

James Anderson feels that he let the team down during the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. His injury helped Australia win the game comfortably by 251 runs. Here's what he had to say
Ashes 2019: James Anderson promises to return from injury before Ashes end
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England's star pacer sounded confident of returning back to action before the Ashes series ends in September. The 37 year old has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test which starts at Lord's, London next Wednesday. The pacer walked off the field after bowling four overs in the series opener at Edgbston as Australia cruised to a comfortable 251 run victory.

"I'm pretty confident I can get over this, I want to keep going. The plan is to get back and play some part in The Ashes but, if that doesn’t work out, the winters (tours to New Zealand and South Africa) is absolutely on my radar. I'm sure there will come a point where other bowlers either get injured or need a rest. If one needs to get replaced, it might work out well if I can get myself fit and help towards the end of the series."

The star pacer has picked up 575 wickets from 149 Tests at an average of 26.94. He is currently the leading wicket taker for England in the longest format of the game. By the looks of it, Jofra Archer might replace James Anderson in the second Test at Lord's.

Anderson said, "I'm at the age now where there's a chance injuries will happen more. It's something I've got to prepare for. But I'm very fortunate. I've been lucky with having so few throughout my career."

He also said that he felt really bad watching his teammates struggle against the Australians in the first Test. "Devastating and horrible are the best words to describe my feelings as I watched the other England bowlers toil in the first Test. I felt guilty and apologized to the lads for leaving them in the lurch."

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