Hundreds seduced Jimmy Anderson before he decided to withdraw

James Anderson admitted he was tempted to make a surprise appearance in The Hundred but has retracted his fears that he might have suffered a record-breaking test injury.

Anderson played Twenty20 cricket in 2014 and settled into his role as a red ball specialist.

That decision paid off nicely, helping him become the only fast paced player in history to take 600 test wickets. But he revealed a new ECB 100-ball tournament – which kicks off next month after being frozen for a year by the pandemic – almost lured him to the short cut…

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