James Anderson and Stuart Broad targeting Ashes, says England captain Ben Stokes

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James Anderson and Stuart Broad targeting Ashes, says England captain Ben Stokes
James Anderson and Stuart Broad targeting Ashes, says England captain Ben Stokes

James Anderson and Stuart Broad targeting Ashes, says England captain Ben Stokes

James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who hold the record for most Test wickets taken, are looking to participate in the Ashes series against Australia next year, captain Ben Stokes said.

Before being left out of England’s three-match series in the West Indies, where they lost 1-0, Anderson, 40, and Broad, 36, were members of the team that lost the most recent Ashes series 4-0 in Australia.

However, the seasoned fast bowlers later made a comeback to the team and assisted in helping the team win five of their six tests this summer. Anderson also ended up becoming the speed bowler with the most wickets across all formats.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad targeting Ashes, says England captain Ben Stokes
James Anderson and Stuart Broad targeting Ashes, says England captain Ben Stokes

“It’s great to see Jimmy at 40 and Broady at 36 having a new lease of life in dressing room. And honestly I can’t tell you when the end will be,” Stokes said.

“We’ve got the Ashes coming up next summer and I’m pretty sure they have got their eyes set on that. I honestly just can’t see a point where they decide it’s time for them to step away,” Stokes added.

The Ashes is expected to be held in June and July next year.

England are due to face South Africa in their series decider at The Oval later on Thursday.