James Anderson and Stuart Broad want to continue their test careers, and former South African fast-paced Allan Donald believes the couple has gained the right to decide when they want to retire
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Anderson, 39, and Broad, 35, have been outstanding players for England for a number of years, and both players want to pursue their international careers.
In the column for Telegraph, Anderson said he “has no plans to finish” and that Broad “is also keen to continue”.
Conversation with Daily MailDonald has admitted that he regrets continuing to play test cricket until his mid-30s, but believes both Anderson and Broad still have everything they need to compete at the highest level.
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“If I’m sorry for anything, it was when I was trying to play six more test games against Australia,” Donald said.
“I was without courage at this stage and my pace dropped. Knowing you’re not as effective as you used to be is not a pleasant feeling at all.
“On the contrary, if you saw Anderson in Melbourne when the situation suited him very well, he was still a threat.
“No one makes the ball dance around like he does when there’s something on the court.
“He’s still a world-class bowler and I’m just amazed at the number of test matches he and Broad have played.
“These guys have a right to say when it’s time to leave, but inevitably when the team hides like England, the weapons come out of the holsters.
“In my eyes, their time is not over and they can still help the younger boys to break through. It’s so rare for fast bowlers to play 100 test matches, let alone 150, so great honor to those two that they led from the front. for such a period of time.
“They also look so damn fresh. I don’t know how they do it. Their longevity has been amazing, as has their consistency. You have to take your hat off to that. They were sublime. Superstars.”