England’s most successful bowler James Anderson believes he and Stuart Broad should be paired for a series win in the decider against the West Indies.
At Old Trafford with Anderson, Joffre Archer and Mark Wood, the hosts’ selection to return before the start of the third Test was damaged.
However, Broad, Sam Curran and Chris Vokes helped England to a 113-run victory in the second Test, which ended on Monday.
Schedule six matches in seven weeks with the West Indies, then Pakistan means England will have to flip their bowlers and Anderson will not underestimate the difficult choices before coach Chris Silverwood and captain Joe Root.
“I think the best three players will play, but it will be a difficult decision for Joe and Chris and there will be some frustrated people,” Anderson told a news conference Wednesday.
Anderson, who turns 38 next week and took 587 wickets for England, said there were indications that 34-year-old Brad might not bowl together again, but Anderson said he hoped the same would happen. Not.
“Our record speaks for itself and I really think both of us would be in it if we were both fit and England chose their best bowling attack,” he said.
“It’s a good situation, because it shows we have strength at depth,” Anderson said.
The England camp is still in pain after the second Test in Manchester, where they drew the series after losing their first in Southampton.