Anderson advises England football bench players to be alert during World Cup

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London, June 3(ANI): England fast bowler James Anderson has advised Fabio Capello's bench players at the World Cup against sitting back, and has told them to be prepared to play whenever the team requires them.

"As much as people say you are part of the squad and are helping the cause, in your heart you feel like you haven't been, but you cannot mope around and feel sorry for yourself or it will rub off on others," The Sun quoted Anderson, as saying.

"You never know when the call will come, either. I've been on tours in the past where that has been the case. I remember a tour to South Africa in 2004-05 when I didn't play the first three Tests and sort of switched off, but then I got the call-up to the side through injury and if I'm honest, I guess I might have been under-prepared," he added.

The 27-year-old, who was an unused squad member when England won the Twenty20 World Cup trophy in the West Indies, further said that he never repeated his mistakes during the tournament and was always prepared for the tournament.

"I'm happy to be back playing for England after missing out on he World Twenty20. I found it difficult not being involved there. So not repeating that was a big motivator for me in the World Twenty20, even if I didn't get a game in the end," he added. (ANI)

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