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If Stuart Broad and I are both fit, we’d both be in the England bowling attack: James Anderson

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Veteran England quick James Anderson opinionated that he and his long time opening bowling partner in Test Cricket, Stuart Broad, should be in the bowling attack for the 3rd and final Test match against the West Indies.

Speaking in a news conference, Anderson said, “I presume the best three players will play but it’s going to be a difficult decision for Joe (Root) and Chris (Silverwood) and there will be some disappointed guys.”

There were statements over the last few days that the experienced duo might not get to play together for England again, but Anderson, who would turn 38 next week, sounded optimistic. He said, “Our record together speaks for itself and I’d really like to think that if we are both fit and England are picking their best bowling attack then we’d both be in that. It’s a good position to be in because it shows we have strength in depth.”

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The England players are still dealing with aches and pains after the efforts put in the second Test in Manchester, where they levelled the series after losing the first in Southampton. Anderson said, “There is a bit of stiffness with the bowlers but that’s inevitable. It’s about being smart with the practice now and going into Friday really fresh. We have a great opportunity to win the series and we want to kick on from last Test’s win. If we keep looking to improve, I’m sure we’ll put in another good performance this week.”