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Anderson announces retirement

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Published: 20:50, 11 May 2024  
Anderson announces retirement

 Veteran England fast bowler James Anderson has announced his retirement from this year.

The 41-year-old confirmed the development to the ECB via a personal statement on Saturday.

He said he is all set to retire from Test cricket after the first Test at Lord's against the West Indies in the coming summer, on 10 July. 

Having become the first fast bowler ever to take 700 wickets in Test cricket during England's tour of India earlier this year, legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne's tally of 708 wickets in the format could be on Anderson's target as he takes the field for one final run with the England team. 

The first Test of the summer at Lord's will be Anderson's final game, which will be against West Indies. England are set to play Tests against West Indies and Sri Lanka at home this year.

"Hi everyone. Just a note to say that the first Test of the summer at Lord's will be my last Test. It's been an incredible 20 years representing my country, playing the game I've loved since I was a kid. I'm going to miss walking out for England so much. But I know the time is right to step aside and let others realise their dreams just like I got to, because there is no greater feeling," he wrote in the Instagram post.