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Hope Anderson continues to terrorise batsmen: Root

Pioneer 2018-09-13 00:00:00

Skipper Joe Root paid rich tribute to James Anderson for becoming the most successful fast bowler in Test history and hoped he will continue to spearhead the English attack and terrorise batsmen in future.

"What Jimmy has achieved and what he's capable of achieving still is astounding really. He looked very determined - and when he's in that mood, you want to just keep him going as long as possible," Root said on Tuesday.

"For him to be in the same league as McGrath, and now chasing the big two spinners, is phenomenal. I think the most exciting thing is he's bowling at his best and I can see that carrying forward for a long time still.

"I hope there's going to be a number of series in the future where he is leading the attack, and terrorising batters," Root said.

Root said the series win over World No 1 India signifies England are on an upward curve and hoped his Test team will emulate the ODI side and show consistency during the winter tours of Sri Lanka and West Indies.

"I think we are on an upward curve and have shown a lot of improvement throughout this summer. When we have had tough days and tough moments we have responded well to that," he said.

"This winter will pose a lot of challenges and we can show some growth as a team and show some consistency like the one-day side have. It is a great chance to do that now. It has been a brilliant summer of Test cricket and it's been a fabulous win.