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Ian Chappell Hails James Anderson; ‘Says English Pacer is ‘Unique As A Swing Bowler’

IND vs ENG: Ian Chappell Hails James Anderson;

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Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has termed England pace bowler James Anderson ‘unique as a swing bowler’.Also Read – ENG vs IND: Joe Root on Tackling Ravichandran Ashwin in 4th Test at Oval, Says We’ll Play His Deliveries, Not His Reputation

“Anderson’s longevity, and the fact that he achieves consistent movement without periodically losing one or other of his main deliveries, means he’s unique as a swing bowler,” wrote Chappell in his column in espncricinfo.com. Also Read – IND vs ENG 2021: Virat Kohli Should Nudge Others to Bring Out The Best Instead of Leading From The Front, Says WV Raman

The 39-year-old Anderson orchestrated Indian batting collapse as the visitors were all out for 78 in the first innings of the third Test at Headingley. Anderson got rid of three top batsmen inside the first session. His haul of wickets included skipper Virat Kohli, who he picked for the seventh time. Also Read – IND vs ENG: He is Not Sure Whether to Play or Leave, Says Nasser Hussain on Virat Kohli’s Struggles

“The collapse at Headingley was engineered by a master of his craft. James Anderson is the best at his art; his ability to control swing in both directions and disguise his intentions is masterly. The remorseless way he sets up batters with the skill of a seasoned copper makes him an unstoppable force on his day,” wrote Chappell.

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