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James Anderson excited ahead of third Ashes Test

Anderson relishing Old Trafford test
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James Anderson is relishing the third Ashes Test at his home ground Old Trafford.

England bowler James Anderson has said that he is excited that the Ashes is returning to Old Trafford for the third Test.

The Lancashire fast bowler has never competed in an Ashes Test at the Manchester arena, which last hosted the Australians in 2005.

Anderson, who took the winning wicket in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, is relishing the prospect of extending England's lead.

"It's always nice to play at your home ground and there's not been a Test there for a couple of years," Anderson told the official ECB website.

"There's not been an Ashes Test there since 2005 so there's going to be a great atmosphere. It always is at Old Trafford so I'm really looking forward to it."

Anderson has played his entire county career with Lancashire.

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