England vs India: James Anderson believes that 2012 series victory is one of his best series to have ever played

England vs India: James Anderson believes that 2012 series victory is one of his best series to have ever played

The premier England pacer is relishing the 2012 series win in India.

James Anderson
James Anderson of England celebrates dismissing Faheem Ashraf. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

India and England have been part of one of the most fierce and exciting rivalries on the cricket field since the early 90’s period. In the recent meetings between the two teams, both of them have had a dominating hand on the opposition in their home conditions, except for 2012 Test series in India, where the visiting English team performed superbly to thrash the hosts by a convincing 2-1 margin.

The leading fast bowler of the England Test side James Anderson, who is getting ready for the challenging five-match series against India, revealed that the 2012 series victory is one of his memorable wins for his national team.

The 2012 India series was a greater challenge for me as a seam bowler: Anderson

Anderson played a pivotal role in the 2012 series in India to help the England team lead a clinical performance throughout the tour. He picked up 12 wickets in four matches at an impressive average in that series. The fast bowler mentioned that it was very difficult going into the series knowing that the Indian conditions will suit the spinners a lot more than the fast bowlers.

“2012 was one of the best series I have ever played in, for me, in India. As a seam bowler, you go to India and everyone says that the spinners will take wickets so you want to prove to people that you can succeed in those conditions,” said Anderson as quoted by the DNA.

It was a really proud moment in my career

The veteran England fast bowler reckoned that the series victory against India on their home soil was a very proud moment in his career along with some of the best performances in the Ashes. The 35-year old noted that it always feels good to perform against the best of the teams, as it inspires him to get the best out of himself.

“So for me that was a really proud series of my career. You always want to play against the best and do well against the best. That always inspires me to try and push myself and play as well as you can,” added the England fast bowler who holds the record tally of 540 wickets in 138 Tests.

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