Jadeja incident helped me, says James Anderson
England pace spearhead James AndersonThe series against India has taught England pace spearhead James Anderson a lesson or two. Instead of being aggressive with his attitude and mouth, Anderson now prefers to let the ball do all the talking.Anderson, who was involved with an altercation with India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test at Trent Bridge, risked missing the final two Tests of the five-match series. But the fast bowler was cleared of any wrong doing by an International Cricket Council (ICC) judicial commissioner.Anderson admitted the incident had taught him especially be more calmer on the field.”I’ve always tried to be aggressive, because it’s what I need to be successful. But in the last few games I’ve possibly concentrated on being aggressive with the ball, rather than with my mouth. I’m bowling as well as I (ever) have,” said Anderson after England won the The Oval Test by an innings and 244 runs to win the series 3-1 here on Sunday.Anderson was the top wicket taker of the series with 25 scalps at an average of 20.60. Anderson has 380 wickets from 99 Tests and is how three wickets short of Ian Botham, who is the highest wicket-taker for England.On his own form, Anderson said: “It’s right up there . . . it’s the best I’ve probably bowled, yeah. The way the whole group has bowled has been outstanding since Southampton.”Anderson also gave due credit to part-time spinner Moeen Ali, who was the second best bowler in the series with 19 wickets.advertisement”We have got on top of their batsmen and not let them get back in any of the games we’ve played. We have created pressure non-stop. That’s a credit to all – not just the four seamers, but Moeen Ali as well,” he said.Anderson said that after the loss at Lord’s, the bowlers decided to concentrate not on plans for particular batsmen.”But on what we do well – hitting the top as much as we could, challenge their outside edge, challenging their forward defence. And as we’ve gone on through last three Tests we’ve improved on that,” he said.
Is Rafael dos Anjos willing to fight in ONE Championship? ‘Of course’
Rafael dos Anjos poses for a photo after the press conference in Tokyo. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netTOKYO, Japan—Don’t be surprised if MMA star Rafael dos Anjos takes his talents to ONE Championship in the future.Dos Anjos, the former lightweight champion and current welterweight contender in the UFC, kept his response short and sweet when asked if he would be fighting inside the ONE cage in the future.ADVERTISEMENT Look who’s also here for the #ONENewEra presser. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos bringing more star power here in Tokyo. Is he signing with ONE as well? 🤔 @INQUIRERSports pic.twitter.com/TqTW1uPoja— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) March 28, 2019 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles READ: MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week“Of course,” said dos Anjos, who attended the star-studded press conference for ONE: A New Era at the Ritz-Carlton here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Chatri Sityodtong, the promotion’s founder, chairman and CEO, said dos Anjos showed up at the presser to show his support as a “good friend” of him for a long time now.READ: MMA legend Vitor Belfort signs with ONE ChampionshipJust last year, ONE signed a pair of former UFC champions in Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez.Both Johnson and Alvarez are making their much-awaited ONE debuts on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 3 days after error-ridden game, La Salle cleans up act View comments