‘Made peace’ with being dropped: Anderson

London, March 22 : England’s leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson said that he has “made peace” with being dropped for the West Indies tour. The 39-year-old Anderson along with Stuart Broad, 35, was left out of the squad for the ongoing three-Test series. Anderson, who has taken 640 wickets in 169 Tests, told BBC Radio 5 Live that England’s selection policy was “completely out of my control”. “I made peace with the decision weeks ago. All I can do is get ready for the county season and show people what I can do.” The veteran seamer is now focusing on performing well for Lancashire in the County Championship, which starts next month. “I feel in a good place physically and mentally and I am looking forward to playing for Lancashire.” With England’s coaching structure still to be decided, Anderson is unclear about his international future. Head coach Chris Silverwood, director of cricket Ashley Giles and assistant coach Graham Thorpe all left their jobs after England’s 0-4 Ashes series loss. “I’m not sure what the coaching situation will be. Those sorts of decisions and my England career it seems are out of my hands,” said Anderson. “I have to control what I can, that is play cricket and try to work hard at my skills and in the gym and get my body ready and see what happens.”

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