Anderson not worried about Aussie sledging

ENGLAND'S chief sledger Jimmy Anderson has welcomed on-field "chat" in the Ashes series, saying he will use it as motivation to improve his bowling.

Anderson was the centre of some fierce sledging at the end of the Gabba Test after Michael Clarke told him to "get ready for a f***ing broken arm", in response to an alleged comment from Anderson when he reportedly threatened to punch Aussie debutant George Bailey in the face.

The Englishman (pictured) said he had no problem about any of what the Australians were saying on the field at the Gabba.

"I probably dish it out more than most in the field, so I generally get it back more than most. I expect it and accept it," he said.

"If someone says something to me, I am not going to back down. Whether it's defending myself or standing up for one of my teammates, that is the way I play the game."