Anderson set to manage work post-World Cup

Ross McLean
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ENGLAND seamer James Anderson accepts he may be forced to sacrifice elements of his international workload post-World Cup in a bid to retain potency in other formats.

The 32-year-old is England’s most prolific bowler in one-day international cricket (ODI) with 261 scalps, while he needs just four more victims to usurp Sir Ian Botham as the country’s leading Test wicket-taker.

England are currently embroiled in a tri-series and play Australia tomorrow, while a punishing Test schedule looms, including a summer Ashes series, although Anderson insists all decisions on his future will be delayed until after the World Cup.

Anderson, who took 4-18 against India on Tuesday in his first ODI since September, said:“I’ve not looked that much further than the World Cup. I want to concentrate on this, and then maybe review it at the end of the World Cup and see where my body is in terms of tiredness.”