James Anderson insists there's 'no animosity' between him and Joe Root despite West Indies snub

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James Anderson and Stuart Broad's omission from the England squad in recent months was central to plenty of debates, and the side's failure to win in both the Ashes and their West Indies tour has resulted in a number of changes around the team setup. The latest of which was Joe Root's stepping down as Test captain, and it now seems as though Anderson and Broad will be recalled for the upcoming Test against New Zealand in June. On top of Root's role in omitting Anderson from the squad, the 39-year-old seamer then went and claimed his wicket on the weekend as Yorkshire faced Lancashire in the County Championship.

Root can take pride from claiming a century in in the first innings, but Anderson got the better of him the second time around. Some have questioned whether their relationship has been frayed by their time at England, but Anderson admitted that there's no awkward tension between the pair. "We do talk, we've not fallen out or anything, we chatted (during the game)," said Anderson, the most prolific seamer of all-time with 640 Test wickets.

James Anderson 'at peace' with England omission
James Anderson 'at peace' with England omission

"I spoke to him before he announced that he was stepping down. There's still a huge amount of respect between the two of us so there's no animosity." "I've watched the video a few times," added a smiling Anderson. "The thing I like about it the most is it's a good ball. It wasn't intended to be reverse but it's definitely drifted in. It was wobble seam." England will look to return to winning ways early in June when they host New Zealand for three Test matches, with the first taking place at Lord's on June 2.

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