RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — The lone survivor of England's last test tour of Pakistan 17 years ago is feeling blessed to be back.
James Anderson has worked hard on his fitness for the last five-six years to still be spearheading England's bowling attack at the age of 40, and prolong a test career that started in 2003 against Zimbabwe at Lord’s.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England quickly cleaned up South Africa's tail with the new ball to confirm a resounding innings win in the second test on Saturday and send the series to a decider.
England won by an innings and 85 runs inside three days as James Anderson and Ollie Robinson combined to take the last five South African wickets in just 5.1 overs of the new ball.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — South Africa's decision to bat first in the second test against England backfired Thursday when it was rolled over for 151 on an opening day when 13 wickets fell at Old Trafford.
LONDON (AP) — England pacer James Anderson believes cricketers playing test matches in their 40s will soon be a thing of the past because of the changing nature of the sport.
Anderson, who turned 40 last month, made his test debut against Zimbabwe in May 2003 and has gone on to claim 657 wickets in 172 matches.
LONDON (AP) — Seam bowler Ollie Robinson was recalled by England on Tuesday for the first two cricket tests against South Africa this month.
The series begins at Lord's on Aug. 17, moves to Old Trafford, and finishes at the Oval from Sept.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Rishabh Pant was combative and Ravindra Jadeja composed in leading India's recovery from 98-5 to 338-7 against England on the first day of the series-deciding test at Edgbaston on Friday.
LONDON (AP) — There are twins in England’s cricket squad for the final test of the series against New Zealand.
Jamie Overton was called up on Thursday, joining Craig — the older brother by three minutes — in a 14-man party for the match at Headingley starting on June 23.
LONDON (AP) — England began the Ben Stokes era with a chaotic day of cricket Lord’s, with 17 wickets tumbling Thursday on a frantic start to the first test against New Zealand.
Led for the first time by the captain-coach pairing of Stokes and Brendon McCullum, with new director of cricket Rob Key also watching on, England looked to be putting a string of poor results behind them with a rousing bowling display on day one at the home of cricket.
There will be a new fast bowler to go with a new captain and new coach when English cricket's test team launches its new era on Thursday.
Matthew Potts, a 23-year-old paceman, will make his international debut in any format after being selected in the team to play New Zealand at Lord's in the first test of a three-match series.
LONDON (AP) — Veteran fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad were recalled to the England test squad on Wednesday under new captain Ben Stokes.
Anderson and Broad were dropped for the tour of the West Indies earlier this year, which followed a stinging 4-0 Ashes loss in Australia.
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) — England is set to be without Ollie Robinson for the test series decider against the West Indies starting Thursday after the paceman struggled to prove his fitness in a net session.
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — West Indies veteran seamer Kemar Roach was as surprised as everyone else when England left out James Anderson and Stuart Broad for their three-test series starting on Tuesday.
LONDON (AP) — James Anderson and Stuart Broad were given encouragement Wednesday that their storied test careers with England were not over, with the interim head of English cricket urging the veteran pacemen to “get themselves fired up” to play in the summer series.
James Anderson and Stuart Broad, England's two leading test wicket-takers of all time, were the headline names in a ruthless post-Ashes cull for next month's tour of the West Indies.
The fast-bowling greats received no assurances that they still had test careers, either.