Phillip Hughes Tragedy Made James Anderson Rethink Bouncers

Updated: 13 January 2015 14:56 IST

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes was struck by a bouncer in a domestic match on November 25 and died two days later from its effects.

Phillip Hughes Tragedy Made James Anderson Rethink Bouncers
File Photo: James Anderson during a practice session. © Reuters

England pacer James Anderson has said "doubts" surfaced in his mind about bowling in the wake of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes's death.

Hughes was struck by a bouncer in a domestic match on November 25 and died two days later from its effects. (Chris Rogers Wanted to Retire After Hit on Head)

"In the week after, I was having huge doubts about how I'd go about bowling and whether I'd want to bowl the short ball," Anderson was quoted as saying by bbc.com on Tuesday.

Anderson participated in England XI's 216-run win against Australian Capital Territory XI Monday, ahead of the tri-series Down Under also involving India.

Anderson, however, said he doesn't see bowlers around the world changing their approach.

"I don't see it changing the way bowlers go about their business," the 32-year-old said. (India a Threat in Tri-Series, World Cup: Hussey)

"It was a freak accident and a huge tragedy, and the game has got to carry on. I've heard a lot of Australians say that's what Phillip would have wanted."

Anderson is in England's World Cup squad.

Topics : England Australia India James Anderson World Cup 2015 Australia Tri-Series, 2015 Cricket
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