James Anderson’s future is now “the elephant in the room”.



James Anderson’s future is now “the elephant in the room”.

James Anderson’s future is now “the elephant in the room”.

January 12, 2022  Authorbet365baji

After suffering an injury at the SCG, Australia's new cult hero Scott Boland is considered doubtful for the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart.

Meanwhile, despite yet another humiliating defeat in Australia, Joe Root is expected to keep his job as captain, but Michael Vaughan believes he has a difficult decision to make about James Anderson's future.

After playing through pain during the second innings in Sydney, Scott Boland is in a race to be fit for the Hobart Test.

According to The Age, the 32-year-old took a bad tumble while bowling in the first innings and needed painkillers to continue playing.

Boland had pulled up "a little bit sore," according to Pat Cummins after the Test.

Boland has been cleared to resume bowling by doctors, but it is unknown whether he will be totally fit for the final Test.

Given that a large part of his function in the team is to be a workhorse who can bowl a lot of overs, he may be kept on the bench if medical staff places a limit on how often he can bowl.

Jhye Richardson's return is now possible, albeit he's still recovering from an injury sustained in the Adelaide Test last month, according to The Age.

If one of them is unavailable, Michael Neser may be called upon to play his second Test of the series.

Despite calls for him to be fired after England's humiliating Ashes defeat in Australia, Joe Root is expected to keep his job as Test captain. In three trips to Australia, including twice as captain in 2017-18 and this summer, Root has never won a Test match.

The 2021-22 Ashes series was one of England's worst ever, with the nation losing the trophy after only 12 days of competition.

Despite the fact that Root has been England's best hitter, some felt he should be held responsible for the result and removed as captain.

However, according to a source, this will not be the story, and he will be in charge of another revamp of the English men's Test team if he so desires.

Root is expected to stay as England's Test captain, according to The Telegraph's top cricket correspondent Nick Hoult, though he is unlikely to declare his status until after the series.

According to the magazine, Root is anticipated to return home and spend time with his family before making a final choice.

Root's argument for staying on as Test captain is aided by the scarcity of credible replacements.

Ben Stokes is the only potential replacement option, but he is unlikely to accept the post due to his commitment to the Indian Premier League, which will cross with a series against New Zealand.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has urged Root to end James Anderson's illustrious career for the sake of advancement.

Root's two major difficulties, according to Vaughan's editorial in The Telegraph, are extending the leadership group and managing the retirement of 640 Test-wicket icon Anderson.

Anderson's future, according to Vaughan, is now the "elephant in the room." He commented that Anderson’s bowling is one of his favourite things to watch; with the ball in his hand, Anderson is a poet. He said that easily for another two years, he may be England's top bowler.

However, Vaughan further commented that the fact that one can still perform does not imply that one should continue to do so, the squad group must progress. He added that their focus is not about removing Jimmy from his position but it is all about doing what's best for the English team.