Anderson became the first pacer in the 600 Test wicket club.James Anderson was waiting for one wicket. That expectation was fulfilled shortly after the start of the game on the last day of the Southampton Test. At the beginning, he get Pakistan captain Azhar Ali’s wicket. Azhar caught the slip by adding only 2 more runs with the previous day’s savings. James Anderson was happy. That was his wicket number 600 in Tests.
Due to rain, the last day of the match started after the tea break. Despite losing the wickets of Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq, Pakistan got a chance to draw the Test match with little time left in the match. With 15 overs left in the match, Pakistan scored 172 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.
Anderson is the newest member of the Six Hundred Test Wicket Club. But the only pacer. Before that, all three of these clubs are spinners. Let me tell you the names – Muralitharan has 800 wickets. Shane Warne’s 708 and Anil Kumble’s 619. However, James Anderson came to this club after playing more Tests than these three. 600 wickets in 156 Tests. Great success as a pacer!
Only Jacques Kallis played more Tests than Anderson as a pace bowler . The South African all-rounder has taken 292 wickets in 166 Tests. Has scored 13,289 runs. There are 45 centuries.
James Anderson, who made his Test debut in 2003, is still playing. However,now he only played Test cricket. The right-arm swing bowler has kept himself away from the extra work of playing in ODIs or T20s.
600 wickets in 156 Tests at an average of 26.94. Five or more wickets 29 times in an innings. He has taken ten or more wickets 3 times in the match.James Anderson has been named England’s all-time leading pace bowler.
Nres Room, August 26,2020