Anderson restoring dying art of swing bowling in cricket
Former England coach Peter Moores has said that fast bowler James Anderson is restoring one of cricket’s dying arts - swing bowling.
Moores reckons that Anderson’s ability to deceive batsmen by swinging the ball both ways makes him unique these days.
The 28-year-old returned stunning figures of 11-71 as England thrashed Pakistan by 354 runs in the first Test at Trent Bridge.
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“The key is he can swing the ball both ways to left and right-handers,” The Sun quoted Moores, as saying.
“Swing bowling has been a bit of a dying art for the last 10 years or so. With Jimmy, there isn’t any discernable change of action when he swings the ball the other way,” he added.
He also believes that as England puts together a bowling attack to take on the world, Anderson is an inspiration for the team’s younger bowlers.
“Jimmy is a mature performer now and, with Stuart Broad and Steve Finn, England look to have a good pace attack,” he added.