Anderson says would be over the moon if Gabba predictions come true
Sydney: England pace spearhead James Anderson has said that he would be `over the moon` if the predictions of a humid weather, overcast skies and a swinging ball on the start of the Gabba Test of the five-match winter Ashes series turns out to be true.
Predicting bowlers` fortunes at the Gabba, the report said that Anderson becomes one of the most venomous forces in world cricket if the weather is humid, the sky overcast and the ball is swinging at the Brisbane pitch.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, after toiling on dry, flat English wickets in the recent summer Ashes series, Anderson said that he would be `over the moon` if the predictions about the Gabba turn out to be true, adding that he will use the memory of one of his most inspiring spells to try and wreak havoc upon Australia.
The report mentioned that last time Anderson played a Test at the Gabba in 2010, he bowled a brilliant second morning spell in tandem with his bowling teammate Stuart Broad.
Anderson took two wickets - Ricky Ponting and Shane Watson - and Broad none in Australia`s first inning but the memory provides strong motivation for both players, with Anderson saying that both he and Broad felt that it was among the best spells they have bowled as a pair as they got a lot of movement.
Stating that it is crucial to get off to a good start, Anderson said that it is going to be a long six weeks for both teams, adding that every Australian team he has ever played against has been a competitive one.
Anderson also said that they would discuss plans for Shane Watson who, on average, gets dismissed LBW just under one time in two against them.