Following England 's Ashes defeat, there has been discussion over the futures of veteran seamers James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
Anderson, 39, and Broad, 35, have been outstanding performers for England over a number of years and both players are keen to continue their international careers.
In a column for the Telegraph, Anderson said he has "no intention of finishing" and that Broad "is very much keen to carry on as well".
And former South Africa quick Allan Donald believes the pair have earned the right to decide when they want to hang up their boots.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Donald admitted he regrets continuing to play Test cricket into his mid-30s but believes both Anderson and Broad still have what it takes to compete at the highest level.
"If I have one regret, it was when I tried to play six more Test matches against Australia," Donald said.
"At that stage, I was gutless, and my pace had dropped. To know you are not as effective as you once were is not a nice feeling at all.
"In contrast, if you saw Anderson in Melbourne, when conditions suited him big time, he was still a threat.
"There’s no one that makes the ball dance around like him when there’s something in the pitch.
"He’s still a world-class bowler and I am simply astonished by the number of Test matches that both he and Broad have played.
"Those guys have the right to say when it’s time to go but inevitably, when a team has taken a hiding like England have, the guns come out the holsters.
"In my eyes, their time is not yet up, and they can still help the younger guys coming through. It’s so rare for fast bowlers to play 100 Test matches, let alone 150, so great credit to those two for leading from the front for such a period of time.
"They look so bloody fresh too. I don’t know how they do it. Their longevity has been incredible, as has their consistency. You must doff your cap to that. They’ve been sublime. Superstars."
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