Corey Anderson names his favourite Indian cricketer
He also revealed the fastest bowler he has faced and his favourite wicket-keeper.
Updated - Feb 6, 2019 11:07 am
New Zealand’s big hitter Corey Anderson hasn’t played international cricket since scoring an unbeaten 44 against Pakistan in a T20I in November. He has been playing in Super Smash for the Northern Districts and did not feature in the limited-over series against India in either format. He was ruled out with a heel injury during the Black Caps’ tour of the UAE last year and hasn’t made a return to the national side since.
Anderson, 28, played a couple of games for New Zealand ‘A’ against India ‘A’ at home in December but failed to deliver. He then has played seven games for Northern Districts in the Super Smash but could not hit a single fifty and picked four wickets. He failed to get a call for the national side either for the ODI series against India or the T20Is starting Wednesday.
The let-arm batting all-rounder now heads for the Pakistan Super League starting February 14 where he will don the jersey of Lahore Qalandars. This means he is set to miss the upcoming ODI series against Bangladesh starting next week and that in turn could hint at reduced chances of the player making it to the World Cup in England and Wales in May-July.
Anderson answers fans on Insta AMA
However, Corey Anderson took out his time for his fans by replying to some questions on AMA (Ask Me Anything) launched by Instagram. None of his replies though mentioned any cricketer from New Zealand. Anderson was asked to name the fastest bowler he has placed till date and he came up with the name of South Africa’s Dale Steyn who is yet a force in the mid-30s.
When asked about his favourite wicket-keeper of all times, Anderson’s reply was Kumar Sangakkara, legendary former gloveman from Sri Lanka who had also been a prolific scorer in world cricket. Moreover, he didn’t forget to name another world-class wicketkeeper MS Dhoni whom he closely followed.
The third question that the Kiwi all-rounder faced was about naming his favourite player in the Indian cricket team and the Kiwi came up with leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s name. Chahal is one of the key members of India’s limited-overs teams.