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”I don’t think there’s anyone else who can take over from us” – Gary Anderson teams up with Peter Wright again at World Cup of Darts

Gary Anderson and Peter Wright will form the Scotland team at the 2024 World Cup of Darts in Frankfurt at the end of June. It is the seventh time that the two Scots have played together.

The former world champions regularly excelled at the iconic Nations tournament. Anderson and Wright were in the final together four times. They lost the final in 2015, 2018 and 2023, but in 2019 Scotland claimed the title. By the way, Wright also won the tournament in 2021, but then John Henderson was Scotland’s second player.

From 2020 to 2022, Anderson has consistently withdrawn from the World Cup of Darts. He returned to this tournament with a place in the final in 2023, when the updated pairing format was used for the first time.

“I don’t think there is anyone left who can take over from us,” Anderson says on the website of his darts supplier Unicorn Darts. “If we still play darts, we will do so for the next ten years. Peter says he’s going to retire, but he doesn’t, it’s in his blood,” the two-time world champion continued.

It will be a tough task for Scotland to match or improve on last year’s performance. Scotland is number four on the seeding list at the half of the draw ahead of England. They play with world champion Luke Humphries and former world champion Michael Smith.

“We play well together,” Anderson promises. ”It is a difficult competition for the pairs. Wales have a great team and you will have to look at England. The Netherlands is Michael van Gerwen and Danny Noppert. That’s another good team.”

Anderson has achieved quite a few more successes since playing for Scotland at the World Cup of Darts last year. Since then he has won three Players Championship tournaments and also claimed a title on the European Tour. The results are still lagging behind on television, but ‘The Flying Scotsman’ is determined to silence the doubters.

”The old boy can still play. If they all turn me on, I’m going to do my level best to prove them all wrong. It goes well. I enjoy it. I don’t put myself under any pressure. I play without expectations and the darts are going well.”

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