James Anderson achieved another big achievement, became the first fast bowler to do so in Tests

James Anderson Record: England’s experienced fast bowler James Anderson has achieved another big achievement in the second Test between India and England being played at the historic ground of Lord’s. Actually, Anderson has now become the first fast bowler in the world to bowl more than 35000 balls in Test cricket.

Anderson reached this stage during the second Test cricket match being played between India and England at Lord’s. Before Anderson, three spinners have done this feat. This means that overall Anderson is the first fast bowler in the world and the fourth overall to bowl more than 35,000 deliveries in Test cricket.

The list also includes Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (44,039 balls), India’s Anil Kumble (40,850) and Australia’s Shane Warne (40,705). At the same time, in the fast bowlers, he is followed by Courtney Walsh of West Indies (30,019 balls), Stuart Broad of England (29,863) and Glenn McGrath of Australia (29,248).

Anderson is the world’s highest wicket-taker as a fast bowler

Anderson, who made his debut against Zimbabwe at Lord’s on 22 May 2003, took five wickets in the first innings of his first Test. Since then, he continued to dominate in Test cricket. He is the world’s highest wicket-taker as a fast bowler in Tests.

Anderson, playing his 164th Test match, has so far taken 621 wickets and is the third highest Test wicket-taker behind Muralitharan (800) and Warne (708).

Highest wicket-taker in test cricket

Muttiah Muralitharan – 800 wickets (Sri Lanka)

Shane Warne – 708 wickets (Australia)

James Anderson – 621 wickets (England)

Anil Kumble – 619 wickets (India)


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