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James Anderson hopes his vast experience can help him compensate for a drop in pace over the remaining years of his career.Anderson, who turned 34 over the weekend, returned to the Test team at Old Trafford with a performance that showed his control and skills remain undimmed by age or injury. But it was noticeable that his average bowling speed in the game - about 81mph - was some way down on his peak.While Anderson hopes he was simply rusty and that he will be able to generate more pace at Edgbaston, he accepts that he may be at the stage of his career where he has to rely more upon other attributes if he is to continue to flourish.I didnt feel like my speeds in Manchester were where they could be, Anderson said. I felt a bit like Matthew Hoggard at the end of his career when he slowed down a bit but his control was pretty good.With the skills I have, I can do a job even if my speeds did drop. With experience you can stay one step ahead in your head. It is like an old defender in football who might not have the pace of a quick striker but hes two steps ahead of him upstairs.Anderson has been sidelined by several injuries over the last year or so. After sustaining a side strain during the Edgbaston Ashes Test 12 months ago, he missed the first Test of the series in South Africa due to a calf injury and then the Lords Test against Pakistan due to a shoulder injury.But, after a modest tour of South Africa, he was back to something approaching his best at the start of this English summer. He claimed 21 wickets in the three Tests against Sri Lanka at an average of just 10.80 apiece - albeit in helpful conditions at times - and remains the No. 2-rated bowler in the ICCs rankings for Test cricket. He is just one ranking point behind Indias R Ashwin.He denies that the relative glut of injuries are necessarily a reflection of ageing and suggests that he could emulate Glenn McGrath and play until he is 37 years old.The way I feel at the moment, mentally, Ive still got a hunger to play the game and a hunger to take wickets and help my team win matches, Anderson said. As long as Ive got that hunger Im going to keep working, keep improving and keep working on my fitness and if I get to 37 then great. I just try to concentrate on staying fit for the next game.I thought I bowled well against Sri Lanka. Im not sure its the best Ive ever bowled but I felt in really good form and I just wanted to build on it, but the injury meant it wasnt possible.Fitness wise I keep working hard. My practice over the years has gone from searching for perfection to just doing as little as possible. The bare minimum. But when I do practise I try to make sure its absolute quality rather than going through the motions. If I dont practise much I make sure what I do do is to the highest quality possible.The England selectors took a lot of criticism for their decision not to risk Anderson in the first Test of this series at Lords. Although he was fit to bowl in the nets ahead of the game and subsequently played in part of Lancashires Championship match against Durham, he now admits it was probably wise not to rush him back into the Test team before he had gained match fitness after his shoulder injury. He hopes that, having had that Championship game and the Test in Manchester, he should be somewhere near his best at Edgbaston.Looking back, without having had any game time before that first Test, it was probably wise to get some overs under my belt before I came back into the Test side, Anderson said. I think it was probably the right decision.There was some rustiness in Manchester. I bowled 20-odd overs at Southport after four weeks out of the game, and then at Lords with the weather before the game I only bowled six overs outside so there was a bit of rustiness. But now Ive got that match practice under my belt hopefully I can build on that and my speeds go up rather than down. The age Im at, four or five weeks without bowling shouldnt make me lose my form that much.As Anderson matures, so his role within the squad may start to change. It has been noticeable over recent months that Chris Woakes, in particular, has started to use the wobble-seam delivery demonstrated with such success by Anderson and, at times, started to hide his grip of the ball until the point of delivery so that batsmen cannot anticipate which way it will swing.But Anderson denied that Woakes is the obvious inheritor of his art and insisted that he is learning from Englands younger bowlers as much as the other way around.Chris has a lot of skills, but I dont see us as similar bowlers, Anderson said. I dont know why. Hes got more pace, hes got a lovely action, thats what hes got going for him, a nice repetitive action that will help him for the rest of his career. Im not forcing myself upon him.As a group of bowlers we are talking to each other all the time. We are trying in the nets to give each other bits of information that are going to be useful whether its on the opposition, tactics or specifics in skills and we all learn from each other.I learn from Chris Woakes, Ive learnt from Steven Finn and Stuart Broad, we all pass information round to each other, its a really open forum and I think thats how it should be. I think thats how teams get better.Poor weather in Birmingham means the Test pitch may lack just a little of the carry that England enjoyed when defeating Australia a year ago. But the surface is still expected to provide some assistance to seamers, especially on the first morning and with the new ball, and little encouragement for spinners. As a result, England look highly likely to go into the game with four seamers and Moeen Ali as their main spinner. 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Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning and the Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Finn Bálor?is billed at just a hair below 6-feet tall and 190 pounds. When he speaks, there is no disguising his thick Irish accent. He doesnt fit the mold of the typical WWE superstar of any era, and yet, on his first night on the main roster, Bálor pinned the United States champion?Rusev?in a four-way match in his debut. Then he defeated the longtime heir apparent to?John Cenas?mantle as the top guy of the company,?Roman Reigns, in a No. 1 contenders match for the newly christened top title of the brand, the WWE?Universal Championship.If you were to bring this potential scenario up to your friends or any knowledgeable wrestling fan 10 -- nay, even five years ago -- youd be mocked for being an indie wrestling fan with a bit too much imagination. What Bálor accomplished on his first night in the company is the type of welcome mat youd expect for a Cena- or Reigns-type of wrestler: big, strong, born and bred in America, with a look you can slap on posters from here to China. Bálor, while having a sharp look and a defined body, is not overly muscular or tall.In the history of the WWE, generally speaking, non-American and Canadian wrestlers have been shoehorned, at one point or another, into the role of the dastardly foreigner who believes his country of origin is astronomically better than the one hes in tonight. After mocking the red, white and blue, someone like a Cena or a Reigns would rush out from the back, barreling down to the ring in an attempt to stop the rapscallion from defaming the United States.With Bálor, the Irishman who made his name as Prince Devitt in Japan, Europe and many other locales outside of the United States, WWE didnt follow their typical path and bring him in as that kind of international heel. While the evil foreigner gimmick can still be seen to this day in the company --?The Shining Stars?arent going to let us forget Puerto Rico is so much better than the United States -- Bálor entered the scene as a full-on?good guy.After that one impressive night of a debut, hes set to take on?Seth Rollins?at SummerSlam for the grand prize of Raw, which still appears to be the flagship?show, post-brand split. Instead of giving Bálor a shillelagh or a leprechaun sidekick, WWE didnt simply shy away from Finns heritage -- but they also didnt make it his entire character.In his first few weeks on Raw, the WWE has highlighted and built upon Bálors well-established NXT character and its long-standing duality. The split personality of Finn Bálor is a take on his name: Finn representing the mythical Irish hunter-warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill and Balor which is Gaelic for Demon King.On one side, you have the leather jacket-wearing confident veteran from Japan, who can out-wrestle anyone he meets. His other personality, the one he only brings out for marquee matches -- the Demon King -- is sadistic, putting Bálor in a state where hell go through anything or anyone by any means necessary to win the match. The two personalities intertwine to bring us the kind of mythical character we dont see much of anymore in the WWE, outside of?Bray Wyatt?and the occasional appearance from?The Undertaker.From the colorful paint that dawns his body, to the spectacle of the performance he puts on during his entrance, the appearance of the Demon King, at least as it has been presented in the past in NXT, has been seen as a special event -- something Bálor only brings out when he needs it most against the greatest of foes.When it comes to comparable wrestlers in the WWE, the aforementioned Wyatt is a possible cautionary tale for Bálor. While the wordsmith Wyatt is a natural storyteller in and outside of the ring, his constant string of losing feuds over the years has weakened his appeal at the maain-event level.dddddddddddd He can spin a tale of fear and despair like no one else today in pro wrestling, but what are those words worth if he continually ends up looking at rafters against the superheroes he promises to break?What made the Demon King great in NXT is that Bálor won when he slipped into his dark character. Unlike Wyatt, where his entrance is usually the highlight for his character in his marquee matches, Bálor continually defeated the best NXT had to offer as the Demon King -- building a persona which fans knew they couldnt miss if a big bout was upcoming. It wasnt until the end of a blood feud against Samoa Joe inside a steel cage where the Demon King finally fell for the first time -- and it had to be to fulfill as significant a goal as establishing the new overlord of the NXT brand.For Bálor to become a big star as a face, the Demon King needs to be handled correctly. Sure, the facepaint and entrance is a sight to behold, and it seems almost certain that kids will flock to the merchandise stands at SummerSlam to buy Bálor merchandise. But if the demonic character loses every main-event match hes in, like Wyatt has done over the years, youll be left with a shiny exterior with no substance inside. Finn Bálor can lose close matches and come up short, but the Demon King -- the integral part of who Bálor is -- needs to be seen as a monster that can only be dethroned after a hellacious war of lost battles.Bálor is a passable talker on the mic, but hes no Wyatt or even a wisecracking?Enzo Amore. For him to succeed as the top face of Raw, he needs to be?placed in situations where he can tell a story the best -- inside the squared circle, in a wrestling match.If the WWE can build up the Demon King character, there is little doubt he can become an integral part of the company. Kids and teenagers are the main demographic theyve been trying to appeal to for the last decade, or more, and the artistic, twisted side of Bálor is visually stunning. He doesnt need to stand in the middle of the ring for 20 minutes, insulting his foes with forced catchphrases. All Bálor needs to do is be suave and confident as Finn, and when the Demon King awakes, hes able to become a force that is seemingly indestructible.Cena is beloved by the younger audience of the WWE. He has become one of the most visible and well-known athletes in the world, with his appearances all over every kind of media imaginable, in both a wrestling and nonwrestling role.Not every fan favorite needs to be John Cena.As weve seen with?Dean Ambroses?well-executed run so far on SmackDown Live, you can be a different kind of character and still be seen as the top guy.?For Cena, his all-American hero works. For Ambrose, his unpredictable, street tough personality fits. In Bálors case, the switch between the heroic in-ring technician and the demonic sovereign can become something amazing (and lucrative), if directed correctly.On Sunday night in Brooklyn, the lights will dim inside the Barclays Center and a thick white fog will overtake the entrance ramp. As Bálors music hits a crescendo, the Demon King will emerge from the smoke, his hands and body lifted to the sky as a bright, heavenly light illuminates him and his mirrored followers match his movements from the audience.The fans wont notice that hes a cruiserweight, nor that he is an Irishman who doesnt fit the mold of the prototypical WWE superhero.What theyll see in front of them is one of the greatest performers of his craft on the planet -- and if its done correctly, it could be the birth of a new superstar unlike any other in the WWE. China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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