James Anderson to auction memorabilia for COVID fight
The goods will be from his previous Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
Published - Apr 26, 2020 7:32 pm | Updated - Apr 26, 2020 7:32 pm
James Anderson, the veteran England fast bowler, is set to auction some of his memorabilia to raise funds for the ones affected in the coronavirus pandemic. The same will be from his previous Test against South Africa at the Newlands in Cape Town. The COVID-19 virus has wreaked havoc in the United Kingdom as well, infecting over 148 thousand people.
20,319 persons have lost their lives. Recently, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that there won’t be any cricket until July 1 due to the grave situation. But the board is yet to make announcement, surrounding postponing the inaugural edition of The Hundred. Among his goods, Anderson would be auctioning off his shirt, stumps and bat.
He captioned the picture and wrote, “We’re auctioning this lot off on eBay for @gowellfund. My shirt and stump from the last test I played in Cape Town and my Tailender bat,”
Recently, their Test series against Sri Lanka had to be shelved. Bearing in mind the grave scenario, Eoin Morgan, the ODI and T20I skipper, said that the Three Lions are ready to play two matches simultaneously on the same day.
Here is James Anderson’s post
— James Anderson (@jimmy9) April 25, 2020
Anderson suffering from injuries
Anderson has been one of the Three Lions’ greatest bowler without a doubt. In 151 Tests, the Lancashire speedster has gotten 584 wickets at an average of 26.83. Moreover, he has 28 fifers and three 10-fers to his name. Over the last five years, he has only been taking part in Test cricket. He last played ODI cricket back in the 2015 World Cup against Afghanistan in Sydney.
His T20I career came to a halt back in 2009 after only 19 matches. However, off late he has had to battle with a lot of injuries. Back in the 2019 Ashes against Australia, he developed a calf injury and was ruled out midway through the opening Test at the Edgbaston in Birmingham.
His injury opened the doors on Jofra Archer, who made some serious impact. Back in January, he made his comeback, but again, injury turned detrimental. He got a rib injury and couldn’t complete the series. At the age of 37, it remains to be seen until when he carries on.