Anderson looking forward to another decade in cricket career

Updated: Jun 05, 2013, 16:10 PM IST

London: English cricketer James Anderson has admitted that he is looking forward to another ten years of cricket, as he believes that he can maintain form and fitness to an age when most fast bowlers have long given up.

Anderson now 30, is aware that he will not be able to continue his England career for another nine years, but believes he will be able to continue at the Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Anderson is confident that he will break all bowling records in England, as he currently ranks third on the Test wicket list.

The pacer said that he will continue his cricket career as long as he can and will play until he reaches 40, adding that it will be interesting to do so.

Anderson expressed hope that if he stays fit, he will play for a few more years and the wickets will look after themselves, adding that he will try to improve either by being more consistent, accurate and fitter or by bowling longer spells.

The pacer whose ability to swing the ball was never in question said that he is delighted with what he has achieved. Although his achievements are a bit surreal as he figures on the same list as legends Ian Botham, Bob Willis and Fred Trueman, he feels privileged and hopes that he will overtake them someday.

Anderson will aim to play without Stuart Broad as one-day bowler at England`s face-off with New Zealand at Trent Bridge in their final game before the Champions Trophy starts.