Anderson has troubled a lot of batsmen in the past with his swing bowling
Legendary England captain Ian Botham has announced that he believes James Anderson is the best swing bowler in the world.
Botham, also heavily praised the current England team for having an excellent all-round bowling attack.
England beat the West Indies by five wickets in the first Test at Lord’s, thanks to some amazing bowling from their front line bowlers, especially Stuart Broad, who took 11 wickets in the match.
However Botham, noted that he felt Anderson deserved to get more wickets during the match.
Writing in his Daily Mirror column, Botham said: “I love our bowlers to death. They are the best in the world at what they do and whether England stick with Tim Bresnan, or go with Steve Finn or Graeme Onions at Trent Bridge, I expect another 20 wickets to be taken.”
“Jimmy Anderson is the best swing bowler in the world and he was unlucky not to get more wickets in this match. I don’t think he will have any trouble increasing his tally in Nottingham,” he added.
Botham, stated that Anderson is the king of bowling at Trent Bridge in Nottingham where the second Test was played, and said: “If there was one ground he’d love to play Test cricket on, apart from his beloved home Old Trafford, it would be Trent Bridge, because he is king there.”