Anderson rated above Steyn

2013-05-21 16:10
James Anderson (AFP)
Cape Town - England's bowling coach David Saker believes fast bowler James Anderson is a more skilful bowler than South Africa’s Dale Steyn.

Anderson, currently the No 6-ranked bowler on the ICC Test rankings, produced a fine swing bowling performance against New Zealand at Lord’s over the weekend.

He returned match figures of 7-70 in the Test and even though he was overshadowed by team-mate Stuart Broad’s 7-44 in the second innings, Saker feels Anderson is tops when it comes to skill.

"To me he is the most skilful bowler in the world," Saker told the Guardian’s website.

"I know Dale Steyn is an outstanding bowler but when you watch Jimmy and the way he went about things, he has got more skills than Dale Steyn in his locker.

“Steyn is a little bit quicker but when you watch Jimmy deliver those skills, it is just mind blowing. I would love to be in the position where Matty Prior is to watch it really closely first hand.

“I get an opportunity to catch him at training and it is exciting just to watch him do that. When he gets things right there is no more skilful bowler in the world."

Steyn is currently ranked at No 1 on the Test rankings for bowlers.

Read more on:    proteas  |  dale steyn  |  james anderson  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Under fire Proteas coach Russell Domingo has blamed player workloads and fatigue as the reason for the national team's woeful showing in the Tri Series in the Caribbean. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.