Anderson wants Ashes whitewash

July 29, 2013 at 9:50 am 3 comments


James Anderson says England are now targeting a 5-0 series victory against Australia ahead of next week’s third Test at Old Trafford.

England have never completed a whitewash against their Ashes rivals but the cricket betting suggests their prospects look good this time around, as after only scraping home in the first game at Trent Bridge, Alistair Cook’s men cruised to a 347-run win in the second encounter at Lord’s.

It means a draw in Manchester will see the hosts retain the Ashes for the third series in a row following the successes of 2009 and 2010/11. Anderson wants more though and admits it would be disappointing if they didn’t win the series outright.

The paceman was part of the team that lost 5-0 to the Aussies in 2006/07 and hasn’t forgotten the way some of the Baggy Greens celebrated following their triumph.
In contrast to those days, the current crop of Australians are widely regarded as one of the weakest teams of the last few decades and some punters who bet on the Ashes have questioned the credibility of England’s opening two victories.

However, Anderson says he feels no sympathy for his side’s opponents and is now looking to turn the screw and complete a famous whitewash in the remaining three Tests.

“I don’t really feel any sympathy, to be honest,” the 30-year-old said. “Our job is to win games of cricket. We want to win the series 5-0 and we will be doing everything we can in each game to
win.

“Memories like losing 5-0 have helped us since then. It’s not a great place for a team to be, being on the end of one of those defeats, so everything we focus on is trying to win every game and hopefully if we keep doing that we will be in a good position at the end of the series.”

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  • 1. livecricketstreaming24  |  September 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

    So Anderson got his dream.England white washed Australia congrats england team

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  • 2. Afghanistan qualifies for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015  |  October 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

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  • 3. Live Cricket Score  |  December 20, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Anderson’s dream was like DAY DREAM. They have already lost the series

    Reply

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