As the English summer approaches, the Test players are sweating it out in the ongoing County Championship to give themselves the best possible preparation for the three-match New Zealand series. On the final day of the Division One match, veteran bowler James Anderson dismissed former England captain Joe Root.
James Anderson shook former England Test captain Joe Root’s stumps with a brilliant reverse-swing ball. Anderson and Root faced each other during Lancashire’s County Championship Division 1 match versus Yorkshire.
James Anderson knocks out Joe Root’s stumps
Lancashire has dominated this competition thus far. Yorkshire won the toss and elected to field first, but the choice backfired as Lancashire reached 566/9 before declaring the innings. With a 238-run outing, Keaton Jennings stole the show.
Yorkshire responded by losing all of their wickets for 379 runs in the first innings and receiving a follow-on. Yorkshire are 89/4 in the second innings, thanks to a brilliant delivery from James Anderson which sent star batsman Joe Root back in the dressing room.
Anderson produced a reverse-swinging length ball that beat Root’s defense and destroyed his stumps on the fourth delivery of Yorkshire’s 22nd over.
Coming to the ball, it was full length, it bent in from outside off, and dragged Root forward into a cautious push, but he still found a way to break the defense and click into the stumps. The actual ball is worth a few replays to fully appreciate.
James Anderson bowls Joe Root 👀
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The bowlers were disappointed when Joe Root and the selectors did not select James Anderson and Stuart Broad for the West Indies tour. Both stated how they received a five-minute phone call informing them that they would not be considered for the tour, with no mention of their future.
Broad went on to write an article or two; Anderson discussed it in digital broadcasts, and it could have ended there except for another statement from Root.
Following the defeat to the West Indies, Root stated that there had been a “major improvement in attitude” inside the team. Anderson responded to the English media’s focus on the two quick bowlers.
“I don’t think I’m extremely stubborn. I will take advice and feedback from people. You’d have to ask Joe what he meant by that,” Anderson said.