James Anderson: Phillip Hughes death caused me 'huge doubts'

England's James Anderson
James Anderson took 1-24 in his first England appearance sicne September

England bowler James Anderson says he had "huge doubts" about bowling following Phillip Hughes's death.

Australia batsman Hughes died in November after being struck by a short-pitched delivery.

"In the week after, I was having huge doubts about how I'd go about bowling and whether I'd want to bowl the short ball," Anderson told BBC Radio 5 live.

Since making the comments, he took 1-24 in England's win over an invitational Australian Capital Territory XI.

Anderson, who is part of the England squad for the World Cup starting in February, believes the game must continue as usual.

"I don't see it changing the way bowlers go about their business," the 32-year-old said.

"It was a freak accident and a huge tragedy, and the game has got to carry on.

"I've heard a lot of Aussies say that's what Phillip would have wanted."

Before Monday's match in Canberra, Anderson had not played for England since featuring in the one-day series against India in September.

Listen to the full interview with James Anderson by downloading the Tuffers and Vaughan cricket podcast.

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