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Is Jimmy Anderson the GOAT? Who cares, just enjoy him while you can | Barney Ronay

Overhauling Glenn McGrath’s Test tally has sparked a long and ultimately futile debate among England cricket fans this week when we should just be marvelling at the man in question“I think constantly of those who were truly great,” Stephen Spender wrot…

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Jimmy Anderson has Sri Lankan tour with England on mind – not retirement

• Fast bowler admits career end may be as swift as McGrath’s• Record wicket taker has no interest in winding down nowJimmy Anderson has admitted that thoughts of retirement could hit him out of the blue, as he believes happened to Glenn McGrath when th…

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Anderson and Broad close on final spells of two more England journeys | The Spin

After sharing 111 Tests with Alastair Cook the batsman’s retirement will have set the pair thinking about their own exitsThe wind was up at the Oval on Tuesday morning, blowing in low grey clouds from the south. The summer heat was gone and the light w…

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England captain Joe Root praises Cook and Anderson after victory over India – video

England’s captain, Joe Root, praises Alastair Cook and Jimmy Anderson after their team completed a 4-1 series victory over India at the Oval with a 118-run win in the fifth and final Test. Record run scorer Alastair Cook finished his international…

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Jimmy Anderson is England’s best ever cricketer, says departing Alastair Cook

• Retiring batsman hails bowler after landmark in fifth Test• Anderson became top wicket-taking paceman of all timeAfter a fairytale final week as an England cricketer, Alastair Cook looked to divert some of the adulation on to his old friend Jimmy And…

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Jimmy Anderson stops just short of stealing Alastair Cook’s limelight | Andy Bull

The old conjuror’s two wickets against India tied him with Glenn McGrath in the bowling pantheon but his time will comeAfter 15 years and 30,000 balls two of the last three wickets Jimmy Anderson needed came in a rush. Late on Monday afternoon he took …

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England could rest Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad on Sri Lanka trip

• England assistant Paul Farbrace confirms tactical option• If they don’t play every game, then so be it, he saysThe loss of Alastair Cook’s experience for this winter’s tour to Sri Lanka has strengthened the case for Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad be…

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Jimmy Anderson facing dissent fine after missing out on prized wicket

• England bowler takes out frustration on umpire Dharmasena• Anderson yet to claim scalp of Kohli during the seriesJimmy Anderson is awaiting official confirmation of a fine for a frustrated show of dissent towards the umpire Kumar Dharmasena on the se…

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Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad approach new milestone on the fast track | Emma John

The opening pair can be the first Test bowlers to take 1,000 wickets between them. Enjoy them while you canJimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad must be running out of anniversary gift ideas. This year they became the most prolific opening bowling pair of al…

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Jimmy Anderson century of Lord’s Test wickets a first for the fast men | Andy Bull

By taking his tally of Test victims at a single venue to 100 the England pace bowler now rubs shoulders with the Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in an exclusive clubThe ball that did for Murali Vijay was not the most spectacular that Jimmy Ander…

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Joe Root calls Jimmy Anderson a special commodity after England rout India

• Anderson goes past 100 Test wickets at Lord’s• Root also praises Stuart Broad for four-wicket haulJoe Root hailed Jimmy Anderson as a “special commodity” after the rout of India at Lord’s before calling on his players to keep striving for the perfect…

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Jimmy Anderson: ‘Conditions were ideal. It’s so much fun when it’s like that’

• Seamer says England’s bowling would have seen off any team• ‘I’d have been so disappointed if I’d messed up today’Such was the ruthless nature of England’s performance in ideal bowling conditions at Lord’s on Friday that Jimmy Anderson, the architect…

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High five for Jimmy Anderson as England’s attack cuts through India

• Second Test day two: India 107 v England• Anderson takes five for 20, while Woakes dismisses KohliJimmy Anderson needs one more wicket to become the first to reach 100 at Lord’s after England piled on the pressure in the rain-ravaged second Test.Foll…

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Jimmy Anderson, the Elvis of Lord’s, sparkles in between downpours

England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker is bowling as well as anyone ever has in this country – and at the age of 36By lunch on the second day of the second Test at Lord’s 39 balls had been bowled. It was that kind of August Friday, a bruised, ski…

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Jimmy Anderson believes it is a case of Kohli’s wicket or bust for England

• Anderson: ‘I’ve been encouraged how I have bowled to Kohli’• Michael Vaughan: ‘Joe Root has to trust bowlers and stay calm’Jimmy Anderson said he would go to bed dreaming of taking Virat Kohli’s wicket as England look to claim the remaining five wick…

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Jimmy Anderson edges duel but Virat Kohli still scales mountain | Andy Bull

The world’s best Test bowler had the No 1 batsman’s measure for much of the second day of the first Test yet India’s captain punished England’s other bowlers in scoring 149Virat Kohli does not care to talk about the 2014 tour any more. After four years…

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England set to rotate Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad due to tight schedule

• India series made up of five Tests in six weeks• Both senior bowlers are returning from injuryEngland have spoken to Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad about the likelihood of their being rotated against India at some stage, with the new?ball pairing to…

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Jimmy Anderson tells England team-mates to ignore critics

• ‘I don’t think there is a problem. A bit of luck can turn it round’• England must win Headingley Test to square Pakistan seriesJimmy Anderson has offered a bullish defence of England’s Test side, insisting there is “no problem” despite a run of seven…

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James Anderson and Stuart Broad on their decade together with England

Ten years on from playing their first Test match together, England’s greatest bowling partnership discuss the day they met, their families and the summer aheadBy Wisden Cricket Monthly, of the Guardian Sport NetworkAnderson The first game we played aga…

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How long until time catches up with Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad? | Simon Burnton

England’s record-breaking, unbreakable new-ball partnership has held firm for 10 years at the top but they will be under the microscope in New ZealandExactly 10 years ago to the day England started a Test match in New Zealand with what was to prove a l…