I feel 'absolutely fantastic' - Anderson
04/01/2021 | sport | cricket | 247
England's James Anderson says he feels "absolutely fantastic" and in as good shape as he has been in his 30s before two-Test tour of Sri Lanka.
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04/01/2021 12:16:07 17 6
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We have been so lucky to see both Broad and Anderson perform in the same era as one another. It will be an extremely sad day for English cricket when Anderson hangs up his boot.

Not only the best English bowler ever but arguably the greatest pace bowler of all time. Enjoy it while it lasts!
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04/01/2021 12:29:13 7 5
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On a par with Trueman
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04/01/2021 14:53:38 2 5
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Love James Anderson, but McGrath was a better fast bowler.
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rl
04/01/2021 12:16:15 15 4
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The Burnley Lara
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MVP
04/01/2021 12:17:06 11 3
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Jimmy Anderson gets better with age. And the Australians will not want to face him under the lights at Adelaide.
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04/01/2021 12:18:48 44 3
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Come on Jimmy, do us proud! In all seriousness, we have been incredibly fortunate to have 2 of the best pace bowlers ever bowling for us at the same time. I hope they get to go out on their terms. They more than deserve it :)
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04/01/2021 12:56:33 17 4
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Not often is there such a consistent, reliable and long lived (in playing terms) pair of bowlers for any team in the world. Cricket will seem strange without them for a while when they have retired.
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04/01/2021 12:20:00 92 6
bbc
At some point Jimmy Anderson should be considered for a knighthood given his achievements over nearly 20 years.

Over that period knighthoods have been dished out while people are still competing.

I am 100 per cent against this practice. Let them retire first.
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04/01/2021 12:54:44 29 3
bbc
I quite like it that when Sir Alistair is batting the online scoreboards always use his title!
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04/01/2021 13:00:10 5 1
bbc
I agree. Always thought it odd that sports people receive these honours during their performance careers considering they have a finite shelf life i.e. they have a finite career length (~10-15 years), it makes sense to reward them on their careers at the end.

This is ignoring the argument of course of whether you believe a sports person deserves these honours at all...
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04/01/2021 19:59:56 0 0
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I agree that knighthoods should only be awarded after the end of a career, but the recent trend is hardly new. Richard Hadlee was knighted while still playing some 31 years ago - although he did retire from Test Cricket only a few months after the honour was confirmed.
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04/01/2021 12:21:53 7 2
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Doesn't matter who plays. I have been, and am, watching Sri Lanka, and they are clueless despite their best efforts.

Didn't Joe Root beat them 0:3 over there last time?

MOT
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04/01/2021 12:42:28 4 4
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England's last series in Sri Lanka was more than two years ago, so its' result (3-0 to England) tells us absolutely nothing about what might happen this time round, especially since the circumstances are anything but normal.
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04/01/2021 14:32:18 1 1
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Yes they are not performing well but for the comment Joe made that we need to play out of our skin is a bit dated.

Every match the Team should be going hell for leather and wanting that win and be ruthless.

JR needs some good scores too which hopefully they should if no more Positives show up.
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04/01/2021 15:14:06 0 1
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Here's hoping to a good Series win anyway for the lads.

Yes Sri Lanka not looking good as long as we not complacent should be mighty fine.
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04/01/2021 12:25:46 24 1
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Stupid to even make something of all this and now when Jimmy goes to Australia you can bet that the media will ask him stupid questions about this as soon as he gets off the plane. He will no doubt have a few Aussies in his ear when he is out there and you just wish the idiotic media here would have kept their mouths shut but they have 'Opened a can of worms' now and it will now become an issue.
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04/01/2021 12:16:07 17 6
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We have been so lucky to see both Broad and Anderson perform in the same era as one another. It will be an extremely sad day for English cricket when Anderson hangs up his boot.

Not only the best English bowler ever but arguably the greatest pace bowler of all time. Enjoy it while it lasts!
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04/01/2021 12:29:13 7 5
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On a par with Trueman
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04/01/2021 12:38:55 4 1
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Ah"ll sithee.....used to love watching Fred on Indoor League
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04/01/2021 19:28:12 0 2
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And a much nicer person.
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05/01/2021 07:20:30 0 0
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No comparison. Fred got his wickets on uncovered pitches at a time when when the likes of India , Pakistan and New Zealand were just developing as test Nations. I remember then here in the 50s, green wickets, dodgy weather and a bowler faster than anything they had seen, only one winner. John Snow on a par with Anderson but nobody else. The packer regime ended Snowy's test career.
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04/01/2021 12:33:40 5 2
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Why not a Knighthood. Sir Beefy made one or two mistakes.
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04/01/2021 13:04:17 7 18
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He got it simple because he’s a brexiter. Another stupid reason
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04/01/2021 13:07:54 2 1
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You mean Lord Beefy now!
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rpb
04/01/2021 14:14:11 6 2
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Botham got his for his charity work - whatever you thing of him that was amazing.
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04/01/2021 12:34:05 19 19
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It's a disgrace that Lewis Hamilton has been knighted - and made even worse by the fact that Jimmy (a much more deserving case) has been left out. makes a mockery of the system.
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04/01/2021 12:36:58 5 4
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The honours committee have strict criteria which they use to decide what honour (if any) should be awarded to a nominee. Perhaps you could tell us which of those criteria you disagree with and why.
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Sam
04/01/2021 13:02:43 3 4
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Yeah, why should Lewis Hamilton be knighted? He's only won 7 Championships. Sir Jack Brabham and Sir Jackie Stewart won three each and Sir Stirling Moss never did. So that's loads more than Hamilton right?!

I can't qwhite see what your argument is...
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04/01/2021 13:03:45 3 2
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The whole system is ridiculous. We don’t have an empire and no one should get an award for doing their job however well they do it. That’s what they get paid for.
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04/01/2021 12:35:26 17 2
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The story is just wild media speculation. Honours are decided by a committee of civil servants who are never publicly identified. Nobody knows who to ask to confirm a story, nor can we know whether someone claiming to know the truth is actually a member of the committee. The Australians have never needed any excuse to sledge anyone, so the story will make no difference whatsoever to them.
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04/01/2021 14:06:42 5 4
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The honours are not decided by a committee of civil servants. The committee merely vets the nominations put forward by the politicians. The committee may suggest that an honour not be awarded but the PM can ignore them as Johnson did recently with a Tory donor.
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04/01/2021 12:35:57 13 5
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So now the Ozzies have a gilt-edged excuse to sledge him for NOT being knighted - which they undoubtedly will. Very poor reason for being passed over if that's what's happened.
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04/01/2021 16:07:00 5 1
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Like they need a "Gilt-edged excuse"? Jimmy & all his teamates are going to get it come what may!!
When an Englishman or Pom (is that racist?) goes to Australia he is going to get sledged by an Aussie (is that racist?)
Whether he's tall/short, skinny/fat, 100 caps/debutant, Sir/MBE makes absolutely no difference @ all Mate. Its the same as a fan btw although we can answer back!!!
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04/01/2021 12:34:05 19 19
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It's a disgrace that Lewis Hamilton has been knighted - and made even worse by the fact that Jimmy (a much more deserving case) has been left out. makes a mockery of the system.
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04/01/2021 12:36:58 5 4
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The honours committee have strict criteria which they use to decide what honour (if any) should be awarded to a nominee. Perhaps you could tell us which of those criteria you disagree with and why.
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04/01/2021 18:47:23 0 0
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is he a tory party donor, tick
is he a mate of Bojo, tick
is he a brexiteer, tick

OK give him a gong!

(for use of the masculine pronoun read also feminine)
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04/01/2021 12:29:13 7 5
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On a par with Trueman
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04/01/2021 12:38:55 4 1
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Ah"ll sithee.....used to love watching Fred on Indoor League
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04/01/2021 12:41:02 14 2
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Jimmy deserves all he gets ,a proper cricketer and he seems a proper decent bloke ,plus he's fantastic on Trailblazers!!
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Sam
04/01/2021 12:52:11 4 2
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Thank you for having me on Trailblazers.
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04/01/2021 12:41:05 2 15
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There's little point in Jimmy being picked for the Ashes in Oz any way because the Kookaburra ball stops swinging before the start of the first over so his main weapon is eliminated and he's left trying to knock batsmen over with off-cutters and scrambled seam - as happened unsuccessfully last time he went there. It's high time that each team chooses the ball they want use - not the hosts.
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04/01/2021 12:44:00 18 2
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last time he took 17 @ 27
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Ed
04/01/2021 13:03:56 3 1
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Jimmy will skittle the Aussies in the night sessions at Adelaide. He did last time. He will also fancy the day/night test in India
Lewis Hamilton has received several awards - Jimmy nothing - yet both are world record holders in their field.

Hamilton, obviously outstanding at what he does, ticks boxes though. And another award avoids the now obligatory accusations of racism if he was overlooked.
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Ah, but Hamilton is Woke, totally loves himself and wears some very daft outfits! Jimmy Anderson is more of an earthy low key working class hero, Hamilton is a 'sleb'. Removed
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04/01/2021 14:36:01 5 10
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"Lewis Hamilton has received several awards - Jimmy nothing"

Don't let facts get in the way of making your racist argument. Jimmy was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Birthday Honours.
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04/01/2021 15:39:50 3 7
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Lewis Hamilton MBE vs Jimmy Anderson OBE - Jimmy actually held the higher rank until the New Year's Honours, but that doesn't fit with your racist argument.
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04/01/2021 12:21:53 7 2
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Doesn't matter who plays. I have been, and am, watching Sri Lanka, and they are clueless despite their best efforts.

Didn't Joe Root beat them 0:3 over there last time?

MOT
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04/01/2021 12:42:28 4 4
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England's last series in Sri Lanka was more than two years ago, so its' result (3-0 to England) tells us absolutely nothing about what might happen this time round, especially since the circumstances are anything but normal.
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04/01/2021 12:42:35 1 8
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That is the spirit from late thirty year old fast bowler ,potential match winner in English weather conditions but elsewhere his success was limited earlier .Useful cricketer that England is having for 10-15 years .Nice to have in English team / as matter of fact in any team.
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04/01/2021 12:41:05 2 15
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There's little point in Jimmy being picked for the Ashes in Oz any way because the Kookaburra ball stops swinging before the start of the first over so his main weapon is eliminated and he's left trying to knock batsmen over with off-cutters and scrambled seam - as happened unsuccessfully last time he went there. It's high time that each team chooses the ball they want use - not the hosts.
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04/01/2021 12:44:00 18 2
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last time he took 17 @ 27
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04/01/2021 12:44:48 7 5
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Fully deserving of a Knighthood, and i suspect he will get one on the Birthday honours list.

Rest him for the tour to Aus, and let him let rip in the summer. Or take him on tour but not play him, use him as mentor/coach
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Sam
04/01/2021 12:50:51 14 1
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Rest him for the tour in Aus?!?!? I'd like to see you try and tell him that! ??, no but seriously the only reason for him not to play in the Ashes is if he's already retired.
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JR
bbc
This clown hasn’t got an ounce of talent. Doctored green tops and the Duke ball let him pretend to be a someone. Pathetic coward. Removed
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04/01/2021 12:52:52 15 1
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Well you're not bitter at all are you
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04/01/2021 12:54:00 5 1
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Greatest fast bowler of all time, has no talent, like you have no sense??
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04/01/2021 12:54:49 7 1
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Troll
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04/01/2021 12:55:28 7 1
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You trying for a record number of thumbs down? How’s life in Australia?
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04/01/2021 13:04:06 1 1
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I'd be interested to know why you think he is a coward!
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04/01/2021 13:15:15 1 1
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Buffoon
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04/01/2021 13:16:13 2 1
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Just shows how very little you know about cricket. All home test playing nations prepare their wickets according to their own players qualities or lack of them!
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04/01/2021 13:19:11 2 1
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As opposed to the cheating Aussies ha ha ha
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04/01/2021 13:21:24 0 1
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Unplayable in English conditions but his limitations are exposed outside England more than once .Doctored pitches is right of hosts they are excising that .In fact , every hosts do it .The wonder is in spite of injury problems he continues to be main weapon in England that enabled them beat most of the team in their own backyard English media always his best accomplish ,they also should be awarded
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04/01/2021 13:32:17 0 1
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worst trolling ever.....?
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04/01/2021 12:44:48 7 5
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Fully deserving of a Knighthood, and i suspect he will get one on the Birthday honours list.

Rest him for the tour to Aus, and let him let rip in the summer. Or take him on tour but not play him, use him as mentor/coach
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Sam
04/01/2021 12:50:51 14 1
bbc
Rest him for the tour in Aus?!?!? I'd like to see you try and tell him that! ??, no but seriously the only reason for him not to play in the Ashes is if he's already retired.
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04/01/2021 12:54:55 0 1
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I am not a selector, I didn't say it wouldn't be a mutual decision, did I?
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04/01/2021 12:41:02 14 2
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Jimmy deserves all he gets ,a proper cricketer and he seems a proper decent bloke ,plus he's fantastic on Trailblazers!!
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Sam
04/01/2021 12:52:11 4 2
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Thank you for having me on Trailblazers.
This clown hasn’t got an ounce of talent. Doctored green tops and the Duke ball let him pretend to be a someone. Pathetic coward. Removed
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04/01/2021 12:52:52 15 1
bbc
Well you're not bitter at all are you
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04/01/2021 12:59:20 6 1
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Mmm. I suspect he might be an Aussie. Hilarious!
Suspect the poster is an Aussy bogan. Probably thinks Warner is a decent chap!!!!!! Removed
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04/01/2021 12:53:33 14 4
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SimonK 12:34
To say that it "makes a mockery of the system" & it's "disgrace" to knight Lewis is frankly ridiculous
I wouldn't mind if you'd said its a disgrace that Jimmy's not been knighted though
You say Jimmy is "a much more deserving case" wanna elaborate?
I'd say they're both more than deserving of a Knighthood but only after they've retired
I'm white, middle aged, cricket daft & Lancastrian
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04/01/2021 22:11:46 3 1
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Why should anyone be honoured for earning a living? Hamilton doesn't even contribute by paying income tax.
This clown hasn’t got an ounce of talent. Doctored green tops and the Duke ball let him pretend to be a someone. Pathetic coward. Removed
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04/01/2021 12:54:00 5 1
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Greatest fast bowler of all time, has no talent, like you have no sense??
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04/01/2021 12:54:39 2 26
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by all means bring the old boy over for another go....don't be surprised if he abandons ship like Swanny though...
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04/01/2021 14:28:08 1 1
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Jimmy has more balls than Swanny and shoes some grit too.
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04/01/2021 12:20:00 92 6
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At some point Jimmy Anderson should be considered for a knighthood given his achievements over nearly 20 years.

Over that period knighthoods have been dished out while people are still competing.

I am 100 per cent against this practice. Let them retire first.
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04/01/2021 12:54:44 29 3
bbc
I quite like it that when Sir Alistair is batting the online scoreboards always use his title!
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04/01/2021 15:59:37 4 3
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It makes the honours system totally worth it for me
This clown hasn’t got an ounce of talent. Doctored green tops and the Duke ball let him pretend to be a someone. Pathetic coward. Removed
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04/01/2021 12:54:49 7 1
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Troll
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Sam
04/01/2021 12:50:51 14 1
bbc
Rest him for the tour in Aus?!?!? I'd like to see you try and tell him that! ??, no but seriously the only reason for him not to play in the Ashes is if he's already retired.
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04/01/2021 12:54:55 0 1
bbc
I am not a selector, I didn't say it wouldn't be a mutual decision, did I?
This clown hasn’t got an ounce of talent. Doctored green tops and the Duke ball let him pretend to be a someone. Pathetic coward. Removed
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04/01/2021 12:55:28 7 1
bbc
You trying for a record number of thumbs down? How’s life in Australia?
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04/01/2021 12:18:48 44 3
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Come on Jimmy, do us proud! In all seriousness, we have been incredibly fortunate to have 2 of the best pace bowlers ever bowling for us at the same time. I hope they get to go out on their terms. They more than deserve it :)
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04/01/2021 12:56:33 17 4
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Not often is there such a consistent, reliable and long lived (in playing terms) pair of bowlers for any team in the world. Cricket will seem strange without them for a while when they have retired.
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04/01/2021 12:57:54 13 2
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Jimmy is world class. All the best in SL.
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04/01/2021 12:57:55 38 4
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Forget the knighthood. "Lord Anderson of Burnley" has a certain ring to it. For services to millions of cricket fans.
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04/01/2021 13:03:08 13 3
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I suspect that he would make a good HoC speaker! Wouldn't stand for any nonsense.
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04/01/2021 15:04:56 0 1
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"Lord Anderson of Burnley" conjures up the image of a mill baron like Bradley Hardacre from Brass rather than a cricketer.
Lewis Hamilton has received several awards - Jimmy nothing - yet both are world record holders in their field.

Hamilton, obviously outstanding at what he does, ticks boxes though. And another award avoids the now obligatory accusations of racism if he was overlooked.
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Ah, but Hamilton is Woke, totally loves himself and wears some very daft outfits! Jimmy Anderson is more of an earthy low key working class hero, Hamilton is a 'sleb'. Removed
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04/01/2021 13:44:36 4 6
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Stop being so offended by everything.
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04/01/2021 12:52:52 15 1
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Well you're not bitter at all are you
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04/01/2021 12:59:20 6 1
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Mmm. I suspect he might be an Aussie. Hilarious!
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04/01/2021 12:20:00 92 6
bbc
At some point Jimmy Anderson should be considered for a knighthood given his achievements over nearly 20 years.

Over that period knighthoods have been dished out while people are still competing.

I am 100 per cent against this practice. Let them retire first.
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04/01/2021 13:00:10 5 1
bbc
I agree. Always thought it odd that sports people receive these honours during their performance careers considering they have a finite shelf life i.e. they have a finite career length (~10-15 years), it makes sense to reward them on their careers at the end.

This is ignoring the argument of course of whether you believe a sports person deserves these honours at all...
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04/01/2021 14:55:22 3 8
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I don't agree with knighthoods full stop. They seem to be an additional award to people who have made or already have a lot of money. There are people who work much harder that anyone in sport so why should people fortunate to be good at sport get an extra reward?

If we must continue with them, they ought to be awarded after somebody has made further contributions to their sport after retiring.
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04/01/2021 22:05:27 0 0
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Reward them for what? Earning a healthy income. Playing cricket is what he’s paid to do. A bit like senior civil servants, just doing their jobs.
Very few sports 'stars' deserve honours. Some make a contribution, Botham for one, but what did Cook do?
There are volunteers spending a lot time working for charity, without recognition.
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mak
04/01/2021 13:00:35 69 3
bbc
The constant talk of knighthoods for any successful sports figure, started by the gutter press and fans phone-ins is, as usual, knee-jerk and premature. Time for all that after retirement! Botham's knighthood was mainly gained for the huge amounts of money he raised for charity, anyway.

Honours are not granted by the Sun and the keyboard warriors - thank goodness!
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04/01/2021 14:47:56 5 1
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to be honest i think they have a pretty big say these days!
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04/01/2021 18:39:07 0 0
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That's a BIG chip you are carrying there pal. Ketchup?
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04/01/2021 13:01:05 30 3
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Whatever you think about his record overseas, you can't deny that no one has ever or will ever match his longevity, control and ability to move the ball both ways at will
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04/01/2021 14:00:27 2 4
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I'd like to buy that crystal ball of yours
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04/01/2021 12:52:52 15 1
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Well you're not bitter at all are you
Suspect the poster is an Aussy bogan. Probably thinks Warner is a decent chap!!!!!! Removed
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04/01/2021 12:34:05 19 19
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It's a disgrace that Lewis Hamilton has been knighted - and made even worse by the fact that Jimmy (a much more deserving case) has been left out. makes a mockery of the system.
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Sam
04/01/2021 13:02:43 3 4
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Yeah, why should Lewis Hamilton be knighted? He's only won 7 Championships. Sir Jack Brabham and Sir Jackie Stewart won three each and Sir Stirling Moss never did. So that's loads more than Hamilton right?!

I can't qwhite see what your argument is...
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04/01/2021 15:05:18 2 2
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Hamilton as great as he is, has always won by having an advantage with having a better car than the rest. If all the cars was identical then he would deserve it. Anderson's achievements have been on a level playing field so frankly deserves it more
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Ian
04/01/2021 15:05:21 0 2
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Based on your statement where are the honours for Carl Fogarty or Jon Rea? Or does motorcycling not count?
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04/01/2021 12:57:55 38 4
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Forget the knighthood. "Lord Anderson of Burnley" has a certain ring to it. For services to millions of cricket fans.
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04/01/2021 13:03:08 13 3
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I suspect that he would make a good HoC speaker! Wouldn't stand for any nonsense.
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04/01/2021 15:51:38 1 1
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Can't be a Lord and sit in the House of Commons...

But I get what you mean
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04/01/2021 12:34:05 19 19
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It's a disgrace that Lewis Hamilton has been knighted - and made even worse by the fact that Jimmy (a much more deserving case) has been left out. makes a mockery of the system.
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04/01/2021 13:03:45 3 2
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The whole system is ridiculous. We don’t have an empire and no one should get an award for doing their job however well they do it. That’s what they get paid for.
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04/01/2021 12:41:05 2 15
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There's little point in Jimmy being picked for the Ashes in Oz any way because the Kookaburra ball stops swinging before the start of the first over so his main weapon is eliminated and he's left trying to knock batsmen over with off-cutters and scrambled seam - as happened unsuccessfully last time he went there. It's high time that each team chooses the ball they want use - not the hosts.
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Ed
04/01/2021 13:03:56 3 1
bbc
Jimmy will skittle the Aussies in the night sessions at Adelaide. He did last time. He will also fancy the day/night test in India
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JR
04/01/2021 18:15:50 1 0
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Anderson will be grovelling at Kohli’s feet.
This clown hasn’t got an ounce of talent. Doctored green tops and the Duke ball let him pretend to be a someone. Pathetic coward. Removed
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04/01/2021 13:04:06 1 1
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I'd be interested to know why you think he is a coward!
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04/01/2021 12:33:40 5 2
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Why not a Knighthood. Sir Beefy made one or two mistakes.
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04/01/2021 13:04:17 7 18
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He got it simple because he’s a brexiter. Another stupid reason
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04/01/2021 13:15:20 10 2
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Lord beefy got it for his charity walks. So you kid yourself otherwise mate
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04/01/2021 15:48:27 0 1
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So are you
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04/01/2021 20:48:59 0 0
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And he's in the House of Lords now. A great cricketer, but savvy enough to have say on the country's laws? Not by a long chalk.
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04/01/2021 12:33:40 5 2
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Why not a Knighthood. Sir Beefy made one or two mistakes.
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04/01/2021 13:07:54 2 1
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You mean Lord Beefy now!
This clown hasn’t got an ounce of talent. Doctored green tops and the Duke ball let him pretend to be a someone. Pathetic coward. Removed
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04/01/2021 13:15:15 1 1
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Buffoon
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04/01/2021 13:04:17 7 18
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He got it simple because he’s a brexiter. Another stupid reason
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04/01/2021 13:15:20 10 2
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Lord beefy got it for his charity walks. So you kid yourself otherwise mate
Jimmy's Head is big enough without the added burden of a Knighthood, I'm afraid he would become even more insufferable and demand the VIP treatment 24/7. No more Gongs Removed
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04/01/2021 13:20:10 2 2
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Nah not our Jimmy you must have the wrong guy Mags
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04/01/2021 13:26:31 3 1
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Found the Aussie
This clown hasn’t got an ounce of talent. Doctored green tops and the Duke ball let him pretend to be a someone. Pathetic coward. Removed
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04/01/2021 13:16:13 2 1
bbc
Just shows how very little you know about cricket. All home test playing nations prepare their wickets according to their own players qualities or lack of them!
This clown hasn’t got an ounce of talent. Doctored green tops and the Duke ball let him pretend to be a someone. Pathetic coward. Removed
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04/01/2021 13:19:11 2 1
bbc
As opposed to the cheating Aussies ha ha ha
Jimmy's Head is big enough without the added burden of a Knighthood, I'm afraid he would become even more insufferable and demand the VIP treatment 24/7. No more Gongs Removed
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04/01/2021 13:20:10 2 2
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Nah not our Jimmy you must have the wrong guy Mags
This clown hasn’t got an ounce of talent. Doctored green tops and the Duke ball let him pretend to be a someone. Pathetic coward. Removed
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04/01/2021 13:21:24 0 1
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Unplayable in English conditions but his limitations are exposed outside England more than once .Doctored pitches is right of hosts they are excising that .In fact , every hosts do it .The wonder is in spite of injury problems he continues to be main weapon in England that enabled them beat most of the team in their own backyard English media always his best accomplish ,they also should be awarded
Jimmy's Head is big enough without the added burden of a Knighthood, I'm afraid he would become even more insufferable and demand the VIP treatment 24/7. No more Gongs Removed
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04/01/2021 13:26:31 3 1
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Found the Aussie
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04/01/2021 13:27:42 1 17
bbc
Comparing Anderson with Hamilton is somewhat moot, since Anderson (although I admire him very much) is not and has never been and probably will never be the best bowler that ever lived.
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04/01/2021 13:35:25 9 1
bbc
i mean he is one of the best ever. and the greatest fast bolwer ever at the same time. kohli called him the gest he'd faced. and he took tendulkars wicket eight times. so hes obviously quite good.
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04/01/2021 13:38:49 5 1
bbc
But at least be bowls with the same ball as other bowlers. Can you imagine how much a Hamilton ball would swing?
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04/01/2021 13:48:54 7 2
bbc
Hamilton is not and never has been the best driver ever. He has won those titles largely because he is in the best car. I'm not denigrating his success just putting a realistic face on it. Anderson, on the other hand, only has a ball to show his excellence and it is the same ball all other bowlers use.
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04/01/2021 14:09:59 1 2
bbc
Hamilton has been beaten by two teammates. He’s a very good driver with an all time great team behind him. Not so long ago it was Vettel winning the plaudits.
This clown hasn’t got an ounce of talent. Doctored green tops and the Duke ball let him pretend to be a someone. Pathetic coward. Removed
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04/01/2021 13:32:17 0 1
bbc
worst trolling ever.....?
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04/01/2021 13:34:31 2 8
bbc
A test tour too far for Jimmy. Doesn't take a genius to figure out he'll struggle big time

The upside is that the selectors won't make the same mistake and pick him for the Ashes
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04/01/2021 13:35:05 18 6
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I hope that we find a way of honoring Eoin Morgan along the way. He has done as much for English cricket as any Englander ever has.
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04/01/2021 13:35:05 20 1
bbc
No sports star should be knighted while still playing or competing many retired people have never been rewarded
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04/01/2021 14:13:35 5 2
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Or get an MBE for making 7 and 10
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04/01/2021 14:50:10 0 1
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Exactly. Sean O'Loughlin just retired after 20 years playing rugby league for Wigan, England and Great Britain, captaining all 3 for many years. Spoken of as one of the best players in the world.
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04/01/2021 13:27:42 1 17
bbc
Comparing Anderson with Hamilton is somewhat moot, since Anderson (although I admire him very much) is not and has never been and probably will never be the best bowler that ever lived.
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04/01/2021 13:35:25 9 1
bbc
i mean he is one of the best ever. and the greatest fast bolwer ever at the same time. kohli called him the gest he'd faced. and he took tendulkars wicket eight times. so hes obviously quite good.
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04/01/2021 15:53:06 1 2
bbc
Glenn McGrath should have been knighted by now..
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04/01/2021 13:27:42 1 17
bbc
Comparing Anderson with Hamilton is somewhat moot, since Anderson (although I admire him very much) is not and has never been and probably will never be the best bowler that ever lived.
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04/01/2021 13:38:49 5 1
bbc
But at least be bowls with the same ball as other bowlers. Can you imagine how much a Hamilton ball would swing?
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04/01/2021 13:40:37 13 6
bbc
Jimmy is the best quick bowler of all time

Apart from Holding, Marshall, Hadlee, McGrath, Waqar, Donald, Steyn, Ambrose, Garner, Lillee....
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04/01/2021 13:49:57 6 3
bbc
Great call, he is good, but no where near the best ever. Ask yourself, who would you rather face, Ambrose, Lillee, Holding or Anderson. I pick Anderson, at least I would walk away from the crease.
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04/01/2021 13:54:19 1 2
bbc
Southerner by any chance? (Or a Yorky!)
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04/01/2021 13:55:13 4 5
bbc
... Larwood, McDonald, Spofforth, Hall, Tyson, Thomson, Walsh, Snow, Simon Jones, Wasim Akram...in other words, Anderson isn't even in the top 20 quick bowlers of all time...
Ah, but Hamilton is Woke, totally loves himself and wears some very daft outfits! Jimmy Anderson is more of an earthy low key working class hero, Hamilton is a 'sleb'. Removed
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04/01/2021 13:44:36 4 6
bbc
Stop being so offended by everything.
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04/01/2021 17:08:06 0 0
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Like you are by my comment? ??
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04/01/2021 13:45:17 45 4
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As an Australian, sad to say, I actually hope England win the Ashes. The Australian sledging is an embarrassment to the nation. They are a poor example to any young players coming through.
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04/01/2021 13:46:45 4 2
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Broad is at least on par with Jimmy: almost identical bowling average, economy, strike rate and average. Difference is Stuart has also got 3300 runs under his belt (the 6th highest in history for bowlers/all-rounders who've taken more than 300 wickets).
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04/01/2021 14:04:31 4 1
bbc
Yes, and he seems to be improving as a bowler at a faster rate, and more noticeably towards the end of his career. Broad could play for another 3-4 years, making it likely he will finish with more wickets, and possibly even a better average. He doesn't get the swing of Jimmy, but his 'nagging lengths', lines and movement off the pitch are just as dangerous. He is also a yard quicker when fired up.
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04/01/2021 13:27:42 1 17
bbc
Comparing Anderson with Hamilton is somewhat moot, since Anderson (although I admire him very much) is not and has never been and probably will never be the best bowler that ever lived.
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04/01/2021 13:48:54 7 2
bbc
Hamilton is not and never has been the best driver ever. He has won those titles largely because he is in the best car. I'm not denigrating his success just putting a realistic face on it. Anderson, on the other hand, only has a ball to show his excellence and it is the same ball all other bowlers use.
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04/01/2021 14:03:41 2 2
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Thank you. I was about to ask if Hamilton would be sharing his title with the team at Mercedes?

I'll never accept any F1 world champion as the best driver. They're all good but it goes to best car, biggest investment and best team.
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04/01/2021 13:49:48 1 3
bbc
"...it's important to have a good squad of bowlers, where anyone can slot in and do a good job for the team...as long as Broady & I are in the team"

"There will be injuries along the way & rotation, so we need a big group of bowlers...but not Chris Woakes, Drop him. Face doesn't fit. You listening, Root?"
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04/01/2021 13:40:37 13 6
bbc
Jimmy is the best quick bowler of all time

Apart from Holding, Marshall, Hadlee, McGrath, Waqar, Donald, Steyn, Ambrose, Garner, Lillee....
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04/01/2021 13:49:57 6 3
bbc
Great call, he is good, but no where near the best ever. Ask yourself, who would you rather face, Ambrose, Lillee, Holding or Anderson. I pick Anderson, at least I would walk away from the crease.
Poor James I hope the Aussies dont sledge him. Maybe if he wore a shell suit and smoked cigars he would indeed be Sir Jimmy ? Just a thought Removed
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04/01/2021 13:52:52 2 3
bbc
Wait 'til his career is done - then give him a honour. Also: doesn't he need to do more than bowl balls to get honoured?

Stuart Broad is catching up fast: 80 wickets in the last couple of years at 20 a pop. Jimmy just 35 - though at a pretty good average, too....
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04/01/2021 14:04:24 3 1
bbc
He has done more than bowl balls - he's broken records galore as well.
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04/01/2021 14:09:56 2 2
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Didn't Sir Richard Hadlee get HIS knighthood, before his career ended??

Errr..... - YES, he DID!!!

Jimmy Anderson, has MORE than earned one, already
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04/01/2021 13:53:53 4 2
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The Aussies still have no room for sledging after the ball tampering incident I would think. The relative bans were PATHETIC.
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04/01/2021 13:40:37 13 6
bbc
Jimmy is the best quick bowler of all time

Apart from Holding, Marshall, Hadlee, McGrath, Waqar, Donald, Steyn, Ambrose, Garner, Lillee....
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04/01/2021 13:54:19 1 2
bbc
Southerner by any chance? (Or a Yorky!)
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04/01/2021 13:54:46 4 4
bbc
Jimmy missed a lot of cricket towards the end of the season when he preferred commentating for the BBC to playing for Lancashire. Disappointing for Lancs fans but they'll forgive him if he helps to win back the Ashes. Reality is though, at 38, injury will come calling and he'll likely not make the trip. Definitely deserves a K when he retires in 2022.
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04/01/2021 14:06:28 2 4
bbc
Will it? There are NFL quarterbacks who have a fair few years on Jimmy who seem to be fine.
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04/01/2021 14:29:38 2 2
bbc
You realise he plays for Lancashire when the ECB allow hm to play, don't you? That's the point of a central contract.
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04/01/2021 13:40:37 13 6
bbc
Jimmy is the best quick bowler of all time

Apart from Holding, Marshall, Hadlee, McGrath, Waqar, Donald, Steyn, Ambrose, Garner, Lillee....
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04/01/2021 13:55:13 4 5
bbc
... Larwood, McDonald, Spofforth, Hall, Tyson, Thomson, Walsh, Snow, Simon Jones, Wasim Akram...in other words, Anderson isn't even in the top 20 quick bowlers of all time...
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04/01/2021 14:00:08 4 6
bbc
A bowlers job is to take wickets, he has taken more wickets than of those you mention, therefore he is better.

Simple, really.
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04/01/2021 14:11:36 3 2
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According to the ICC rankings Anderson is rated 20th best bowler all all time - that's pace and spin. Larwood isn't even in the top hundred as are others in your list. Larwood performance for England was quite poor apart from one series when he was helped by questionable tactics.
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04/01/2021 13:55:13 4 5
bbc
... Larwood, McDonald, Spofforth, Hall, Tyson, Thomson, Walsh, Snow, Simon Jones, Wasim Akram...in other words, Anderson isn't even in the top 20 quick bowlers of all time...
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04/01/2021 14:00:08 4 6
bbc
A bowlers job is to take wickets, he has taken more wickets than of those you mention, therefore he is better.

Simple, really.
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04/01/2021 14:15:49 1 1
bbc
No, not really. Jimmy is great, but if a fast bowler takes 300-400 wickets in a career spanning half the tests Jimmy's played, and at a better average (there are several examples of this from history), then they have a huge claim to being 'better'. Even if you just consider recent (ish) English bowlers, look at ITB - or even better, Bob Willis's figures.
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04/01/2021 16:22:24 0 1
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He's played a lot more tests than those mentoned .
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04/01/2021 13:01:05 30 3
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Whatever you think about his record overseas, you can't deny that no one has ever or will ever match his longevity, control and ability to move the ball both ways at will
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04/01/2021 14:00:27 2 4
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I'd like to buy that crystal ball of yours
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04/01/2021 13:48:54 7 2
bbc
Hamilton is not and never has been the best driver ever. He has won those titles largely because he is in the best car. I'm not denigrating his success just putting a realistic face on it. Anderson, on the other hand, only has a ball to show his excellence and it is the same ball all other bowlers use.
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Ian
04/01/2021 14:03:41 2 2
bbc
Thank you. I was about to ask if Hamilton would be sharing his title with the team at Mercedes?

I'll never accept any F1 world champion as the best driver. They're all good but it goes to best car, biggest investment and best team.
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04/01/2021 13:52:52 2 3
bbc
Wait 'til his career is done - then give him a honour. Also: doesn't he need to do more than bowl balls to get honoured?

Stuart Broad is catching up fast: 80 wickets in the last couple of years at 20 a pop. Jimmy just 35 - though at a pretty good average, too....
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04/01/2021 14:04:24 3 1
bbc
He has done more than bowl balls - he's broken records galore as well.
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04/01/2021 14:04:29 2 1
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This tour may not happen
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04/01/2021 14:36:21 1 1
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We wait and see considering all were clear upon leaving and arriving then One Player becomes Positive very strange.
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04/01/2021 13:46:45 4 2
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Broad is at least on par with Jimmy: almost identical bowling average, economy, strike rate and average. Difference is Stuart has also got 3300 runs under his belt (the 6th highest in history for bowlers/all-rounders who've taken more than 300 wickets).
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04/01/2021 14:04:31 4 1
bbc
Yes, and he seems to be improving as a bowler at a faster rate, and more noticeably towards the end of his career. Broad could play for another 3-4 years, making it likely he will finish with more wickets, and possibly even a better average. He doesn't get the swing of Jimmy, but his 'nagging lengths', lines and movement off the pitch are just as dangerous. He is also a yard quicker when fired up.
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04/01/2021 13:54:46 4 4
bbc
Jimmy missed a lot of cricket towards the end of the season when he preferred commentating for the BBC to playing for Lancashire. Disappointing for Lancs fans but they'll forgive him if he helps to win back the Ashes. Reality is though, at 38, injury will come calling and he'll likely not make the trip. Definitely deserves a K when he retires in 2022.
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04/01/2021 14:06:28 2 4
bbc
Will it? There are NFL quarterbacks who have a fair few years on Jimmy who seem to be fine.
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04/01/2021 12:35:26 17 2
bbc
The story is just wild media speculation. Honours are decided by a committee of civil servants who are never publicly identified. Nobody knows who to ask to confirm a story, nor can we know whether someone claiming to know the truth is actually a member of the committee. The Australians have never needed any excuse to sledge anyone, so the story will make no difference whatsoever to them.
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04/01/2021 14:06:42 5 4
bbc
The honours are not decided by a committee of civil servants. The committee merely vets the nominations put forward by the politicians. The committee may suggest that an honour not be awarded but the PM can ignore them as Johnson did recently with a Tory donor.
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04/01/2021 17:13:18 2 2
bbc
Could someone please explain the logic behind attaching a down vote to something that is merely a factual clarification?
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04/01/2021 19:44:13 1 0
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I thought the honours were decided by the RH Jim Hacker. The Minister of the Department of Administrative Affairs
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04/01/2021 14:09:01 6 6
bbc
No more Knighthoods for multi millionaire Sports people who want for nothing.
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04/01/2021 13:52:52 2 3
bbc
Wait 'til his career is done - then give him a honour. Also: doesn't he need to do more than bowl balls to get honoured?

Stuart Broad is catching up fast: 80 wickets in the last couple of years at 20 a pop. Jimmy just 35 - though at a pretty good average, too....
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04/01/2021 14:09:56 2 2
bbc
Didn't Sir Richard Hadlee get HIS knighthood, before his career ended??

Errr..... - YES, he DID!!!

Jimmy Anderson, has MORE than earned one, already
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04/01/2021 13:27:42 1 17
bbc
Comparing Anderson with Hamilton is somewhat moot, since Anderson (although I admire him very much) is not and has never been and probably will never be the best bowler that ever lived.
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04/01/2021 14:09:59 1 2
bbc
Hamilton has been beaten by two teammates. He’s a very good driver with an all time great team behind him. Not so long ago it was Vettel winning the plaudits.
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04/01/2021 13:55:13 4 5
bbc
... Larwood, McDonald, Spofforth, Hall, Tyson, Thomson, Walsh, Snow, Simon Jones, Wasim Akram...in other words, Anderson isn't even in the top 20 quick bowlers of all time...
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rpb
04/01/2021 14:11:36 3 2
bbc
According to the ICC rankings Anderson is rated 20th best bowler all all time - that's pace and spin. Larwood isn't even in the top hundred as are others in your list. Larwood performance for England was quite poor apart from one series when he was helped by questionable tactics.
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04/01/2021 13:35:05 20 1
bbc
No sports star should be knighted while still playing or competing many retired people have never been rewarded
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04/01/2021 14:13:35 5 2
bbc
Or get an MBE for making 7 and 10
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04/01/2021 12:33:40 5 2
bbc
Why not a Knighthood. Sir Beefy made one or two mistakes.
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rpb
04/01/2021 14:14:11 6 2
bbc
Botham got his for his charity work - whatever you thing of him that was amazing.
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04/01/2021 14:00:08 4 6
bbc
A bowlers job is to take wickets, he has taken more wickets than of those you mention, therefore he is better.

Simple, really.
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04/01/2021 14:15:49 1 1
bbc
No, not really. Jimmy is great, but if a fast bowler takes 300-400 wickets in a career spanning half the tests Jimmy's played, and at a better average (there are several examples of this from history), then they have a huge claim to being 'better'. Even if you just consider recent (ish) English bowlers, look at ITB - or even better, Bob Willis's figures.
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04/01/2021 14:40:10 2 4
bbc
Averages, etc are massively biased by conditions, opponents, etc.

Totals are all that matter.

If a bowler has taken 5/5 off 5 overs, in one test, is he better than someone with 600+ wicket at 20 odd, no, clearly not
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04/01/2021 14:25:01 2 1
bbc
Jimmy has been a terrific servant and depending on his body can carry on but also need to adjust to the Set up too. Of which appears he is willing to except and go along with.

With his knowledge in Touring will be helpful for the whole Team not just in the Bowling set up.

Taking 6 Pace bowlers is a cunning plan by the Management, not exactly what the plan is but we shall see hopefully.
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04/01/2021 14:27:25 3 6
bbc
If he was a nurse or a doctor yes, for playing cricket? NO...
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04/01/2021 12:54:39 2 26
bbc
by all means bring the old boy over for another go....don't be surprised if he abandons ship like Swanny though...
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04/01/2021 14:28:08 1 1
bbc
Jimmy has more balls than Swanny and shoes some grit too.
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04/01/2021 13:54:46 4 4
bbc
Jimmy missed a lot of cricket towards the end of the season when he preferred commentating for the BBC to playing for Lancashire. Disappointing for Lancs fans but they'll forgive him if he helps to win back the Ashes. Reality is though, at 38, injury will come calling and he'll likely not make the trip. Definitely deserves a K when he retires in 2022.
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04/01/2021 14:29:38 2 2
bbc
You realise he plays for Lancashire when the ECB allow hm to play, don't you? That's the point of a central contract.
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04/01/2021 12:21:53 7 2
bbc
Doesn't matter who plays. I have been, and am, watching Sri Lanka, and they are clueless despite their best efforts.

Didn't Joe Root beat them 0:3 over there last time?

MOT
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04/01/2021 14:32:18 1 1
bbc
Yes they are not performing well but for the comment Joe made that we need to play out of our skin is a bit dated.

Every match the Team should be going hell for leather and wanting that win and be ruthless.

JR needs some good scores too which hopefully they should if no more Positives show up.
Lewis Hamilton has received several awards - Jimmy nothing - yet both are world record holders in their field.

Hamilton, obviously outstanding at what he does, ticks boxes though. And another award avoids the now obligatory accusations of racism if he was overlooked.
Removed
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04/01/2021 14:36:01 5 10
bbc
"Lewis Hamilton has received several awards - Jimmy nothing"

Don't let facts get in the way of making your racist argument. Jimmy was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Birthday Honours.
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04/01/2021 14:48:12 4 2
bbc
Racist. lol. As if.
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04/01/2021 14:04:29 2 1
bbc
This tour may not happen
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04/01/2021 14:36:21 1 1
bbc
We wait and see considering all were clear upon leaving and arriving then One Player becomes Positive very strange.
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04/01/2021 14:45:07 1 1
bbc
Deffo hoping its false positive and we get cricket, Duncan
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04/01/2021 14:37:42 1 1
bbc
Didn't the BBC wheel this story out in the summer too? Seems to be a cycle of will he, won't he, is he or isn't he. Great servant, not the best ever by a long stretch. I guess he's earned the right to decide when he's finished.
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04/01/2021 14:15:49 1 1
bbc
No, not really. Jimmy is great, but if a fast bowler takes 300-400 wickets in a career spanning half the tests Jimmy's played, and at a better average (there are several examples of this from history), then they have a huge claim to being 'better'. Even if you just consider recent (ish) English bowlers, look at ITB - or even better, Bob Willis's figures.
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04/01/2021 14:40:10 2 4
bbc
Averages, etc are massively biased by conditions, opponents, etc.

Totals are all that matter.

If a bowler has taken 5/5 off 5 overs, in one test, is he better than someone with 600+ wicket at 20 odd, no, clearly not