Mumbai: James Anderson took two wickets in both India A innings in the tour game at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai and was impressive at most times, maintaining discipline and bowling as well as an experienced campaigner like him would be expected to. And at the end of the match, Anderson said that the entire team was happy with the workout it got.
"It was always going to be tough after the flight and playing so soon after landing in India, but I think we got what we wanted to get out of the game," said Anderson at the end of the drawn encounter. "The bowlers got a decent workout and we had a couple of batsmen getting decent hits, so that’s pretty much what we wanted."
The workload on Anderson and Tim Bresnan, the two frontline pacemen, obviously increased once Steven Finn limped off early on the first day. Between them, they bowled 37.1 overs in the India A first innings. "It's not ideal because you want to be able to choose from your strongest squad, but injuries do happen and it’s unfortunate for Steven Finn," said Anderson. "We're lucky we have a number of bowlers who have done a great job for this team. We’ve got Graham Onions who should get a chance in the next couple of games to show what he can do."