A take on Alastair Cook's all-time XI
#2 James Anderson
Anderson has been an exceptional bowler for England. But, he has certain limitations as a fast bowler.
He needs helpful conditions to succeed. He primarily bowls in mid 130s which means that he cannot swing the ball at express pace. In sub-continental conditions, a fast bowler depends a lot on the reverse swing to pick wickets and its imperative to reverse swing the ball at a decent pace of around 140 km/hr, otherwise, the batsman can figure out which way the ball is swinging.
Anderson's record in Asia is nothing to write home about, he has taken 59 wickets from 20 Test matches which include just 1 five-wicket haul. Also, the world has seen many great fast bowlers in the recent past who could swing the ball at a great speed.