Anderson aims to ‘turn things round’ in Oz ODI series for World Cup momentum

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

ADELAIDE - England fast bowler James Anderson believes that his return can help save the national team from humiliation in the ongoing seven-match ODI series against Australia.

Anderson is back in the team for the fourth ODI in Adelaide after his two-week mid-tour break at home.

England is currently 3-0 down in the series, and showing alarming signs of mental fatigue ahead of the World Cup in the Indian sub-continent.

“I’d like to think I’ll bring some energy with both my bowling and fielding. I don’t think we were far away in the first three games - we can still turn round the momentum,” the Sun quoted Anderson, as saying.

“If we get beat 7-0 here it won’t do our confidence any good going into a World Cup and will mean we’re not in good form as a team.”

“So we’re looking to turn things round in this next match. We have four huge games that can start us off towards the World Cup,” he added.

The 28-year-old further said that he feels refreshed following the 10-day break in which he flew home to see his wife and two small children, one of them a new baby daughter.

“My body feels recovered and my mind feels sharper. I felt very run down at the end of the Ashes and I lost my voice. I might have broken down physically if I’d continued playing,” Anderson said. (ANI)

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