Anderson promises ‘more aggression’ against Australia

Veteran fast bowler James Anderson promised on Saturday that England would be “more positive, more aggressive, and more entertaining” when the Ashes series resumes next week at Lord’s.

Australia won the first Test by two wickets at Edgbaston, when England skipper Ben Stokes declared his team’s first innings at 393 for eight.

Some critics claimed that Australia’s choice allowed them to keep a foot in the door of the match, which they happily exploited.

“I think we’ll go more positive, more aggressive, more entertaining,” said 40-year-old Anderson who endured a tough first Test in which he took just one wicket.

“We want to try and make sure people go home happy as they did each day at Edgbaston.”

He added: “Just because we’re 1-0 down I don’t think we’ll try anything different. I think we showed enough last week to show we can win the next four if we keep playing like that and iron a few things out. We’ll go exactly the same.”

Anderson was speaking at London Stadium, where he threw out the first pitch in a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Nathan Lyon, Australia’s adversary, was also present.

Lyon stated that throwing the first pitch was his first time picking up a ball since leaving Birmingham.

Mridha Shihab Mahmud is a writer, content editor and photojournalist. He works as a staff reporter at News Hour. He is also involved in humanitarian works through a trust called Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE). Mridha also works as film director. His passion is photography. He is the chief respondent person in Mymensingh Film & Photography Society. Besides professional attachment, he loves graphics designing, painting, digital art and social networking.
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