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England s two of the most successful Test bowlers, James Anderson and Stuart Broad, have been in a great touch recently. While Anderson, 35, looks as fit as ever to take his tally of wickets past 500, Broad has recently surpassed Ian Botham s numbers and would be eager to get closer to Anderson s numbers. Though every match is exciting for any cricketer, Englishmen and Australians especially look forward to The Ashes, and the 2019 edition at home will be the bird s eye for the bowlers. Broad, in a recent interview, mentioned about Anderson and him bowling brilliantly to be a major plus for their team Down Under.

“I ll be just turned 33. Jimmy is 35 now so I d certainly hope my performances will keep improving to be a part of that Ashes for sure. I’m not someone who looks too far ahead because I think it slows you down as a performer. This winter is a hugely exciting one because I think that series is going to be a belter with two teams that look really similar. But obviously I have hunger to go further than that,” Broad told cricket.com.au. “To be fair, Jimmy is bowling as well as I ve seen him bowl. He s turned 35 but I don t think I ve ever seen him challenge both sides of the bat as consistently as he has done this summer. Fielding at mid-on and mid-off to him, I feel like he is in the game all the time. He s not bowling bad balls, he looks in a rhythm that s awesome. Long may that continue. He is taking regular wickets, both LB and bowled and nicking off. That s a great place for him to be, he said about Anderson.

“Look, he s going to be crucial for our chances this winter for sure and hopefully he can keep that rhythm going because he is picking up wickets at a huge speed at the moment and, not only will he be looking at 500, he ll be looking way past that the way he is going,” he added.

For Broad, 31, age is just a number, as he feels he is capable for more.

“I m 31 now and still feel like I have quite a bit of cricket left in me. I m loving the energy around this team, I m loving being part of it. At 31 I ve hopefully, touch wood, got a few more miles in the tank.”