Broad backs Anderson to fire in Ashes

Stuart Broad is "very confident" longstanding new-ball partner James Anderson will play a "big part" in England's upcoming Ashes defence in Australia.

Stuart Broad had no doubt that James Anderson could be a central figure once again, whatever the conditions.   -  Getty Images

Stuart Broad is "very confident" longstanding new-ball partner James Anderson will play a "big part" in England's upcoming Ashes defence in Australia.

Anderson recently turned 35 and there are concerns a five-Test series 'Down Under', which starts in November, could be a tour too far for England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker.