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“I just want to work as hard as I can to get my form back to where it should be”
Following the national team’s disastrous tour of Australia, England pace bowler James Anderson has announced that “my job now is to try and get as fit as possible and take my bowling to where I want it to be”.
Anderson’s comments come after he only managed to take 14 wickets during the recent Ashes series at a dismal average of 43.92.
“It hurts,” Anderson told Sky Sports. “We went over there with expectations high and failed to deliver.
“It’s opened my eyes and I’ve come back to Lancashire and started the pre-season. I just want to work as hard as I can to get my form back to where it should be.
“My job now is to try and get as fit as possible and take my bowling to where I want it to be. I have a few games with Lancashire – maybe four or five Championship games with them. All I’m looking to do is take wickets.
“At the moment, the Test team doesn’t have a coach so that’s the first thing that’s going to be different when we get there at the start of the Test series (against Sri Lanka, beginning on May 20).
“The winter really hurt us and I’m sure everyone has gone away and worked at their games so they can come back with their counties and make people realise we’re worthy of our places in the England team.
“It will kind of be a fresh start for us, I guess. I’ve got a few games for Lancashire that I really want to focus on and prove myself.”