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James Anderson announces Test retirement, Instagram post video

England veteran James Anderson, the leading wicket-taker among pace bowlers in Test history, has announced his retirement from Test cricket.

The 41-year-old, who claimed his 700th Test wicket earlier this year, confirmed in an Instagram post that July’s series opener against the West Indies at Lord’s would be his final Test match.

“It’s been an incredible 20 years representing my country, playing the game I’ve loved since I was a kid. I’m going to miss walking out for England so much. But I know the time is right to step aside and let others realise their dreams just like I got to, because there is no greater feeling,” Anderson wrote.

“I couldn’t have done it without the love and support of Daniella, Lola, Ruby and my parents. A huge thank you to them. Also, thank you to the players and coaches who have made this the best job in the world.

“I’m excited for the new…

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