Anderson, who has been captained by players like Michael Vaughan, Sir Andrew Strauss, and Sir Alastair Cook, expressed his admiration for Stokes’ leadership skills.
Stokes took over as England’s Test skipper last year and has already won 10 out of his first 12 games in charge.
Anderson commended Stokes for his exceptional performance as a captain, acknowledging his leadership qualities both on and off the field.
According to Anderson, Stokes is a born leader, emphasizing his professionalism and involvement around other players, and intense commitment to the game.
Anderson particularly highlighted Stokes’ attention to detail, tactical acumen, and emotional intelligence, which he believes sets him apart from any other captain he has played with before.
When asked if Stokes was the best captain he had ever played under, Anderson took a moment to reflect before answering affirmatively.
He credited Stokes’ amazing start and acknowledged the unique approach he brings to the captaincy role. Anderson expressed his enjoyment of playing under Stokes and the positive impact he has had on the team.
England’s upcoming challenge is the Ashes series against Australia, and Anderson, known for his bold and expansive style of play, is optimistic about their chances of reclaiming the urn.
He highlighted the team’s focus on playing an entertaining and positive brand of cricket. Anderson also mentioned that while he expects to be fully fit for the first Test, he believes that some rotation among the bowlers will be necessary due to the demanding schedule.
In terms of workload, Anderson stated that playing all five Ashes Tests would be overly optimistic. He believes that a more realistic and sensible expectation would be for the bowlers to play three out of the five matches, with the possibility of playing four if conditions allow.
He emphasized the importance of assessing the situation on a game-by-game basis, taking into account factors such as playing time, weather conditions, and the state of the match.
Despite the potential challenges, Anderson is confident that if England performs at their best and maintains a positive mindset, they have the ability to defeat Australia and regain the Ashes.
He emphasized the team’s relaxed approach, focusing on enjoying themselves while entertaining the spectators.
James Anderson firmly believes that when England plays to their full potential with this mindset, they become an unstoppable force that their opponents cannot cope with.