James Anderson and Stuart Broad have been the most influential balls in Test cricket this summer for the England team. On the basis of these two, England has been successful in winning 6 out of the last 7 matches. Seeing this performance, England’s Test team head coach Brendon McCullum has confirmed that both these bowlers will be seen playing in the Ashes 2023 as well.
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has said that both James Anderson and Stuart Broad will be given a chance in the Ashes 2023 series next summer when England takes on Australia.
Anderson and Broad will turn 41 and 37 respectively next summer season. However, England’s Test coach McCullum has confirmed he wants the pair to play in the Ashes series in June.
The duo has taken 56 Test wickets since being controversially dropped for England’s tour of the West Indies in March. On the basis of these, the England team has won 6 out of seven matches at home since 2004.
Ashes 2023: “He will be there. He is enjoying the game and he is a great cricketer,” says McCullum
According to Telegraph Cricket, McCullum was asked whether the two would play in the Ashes 2023 series next year. To this, he replied, “He will be there. He is enjoying the game and he is a great cricketer.”
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He also added, “I really enjoyed working with both of them, trying to make sure they enjoy the game every day. It’s a good captain too. They both have remarkable performances this season. and Jimmy was clearly phenomenal throughout the season.
The way Brody has stepped into and adapted to the new role and the way he has performed is also a sign of a big player.”