Jamie Porter has taken inspiration from a chat he had with legendary seamer James Anderson. Porter came close to making his debut before being left out for the training group during 2020. Porter has been in scintillating form for Essex taking 208 wickets at 21.53 per wicket. He revealed that he had messaged Anderson during the tour of the subcontinent and has taken all the advice.
“It was one of the best things I’ve ever done. It’s hard to have a chat with one of the greatest bowlers of all time and not take a lot away.” Porter said. “It put things into perspective a lot for me, just about how to approach games, how to deal with things not going your way. I thought I’d try to pick a few technical points up off him but actually it was more the mental side of the game that I learned the most about. Honestly, I think that was the best thing I could have got out of it.”
Porter is confident he can win a call up for England by impressing even more on the county circuit. He hopes that the rest and rotation policy that the English have adopted amid the pandemic helps his case but would like to break into the best XI in the long run.