The second test match between India and England is all set to take place at the Lord's from 12 August 2021. The first test match between the teams had to end in a draw due to rain. India had a good chance of winning the first test match as they needed to score more 157 runs with 52-1 on the scoreboard. Lord's, the home of cricket will host the clash between both the teams and some incredible performances can be expected from the cricketers. In the first test match, Jasprit Bumrah made a terrific comeback after the WTC final against New Zealand. He scalped 9 wickets in the first test match and inscribed his name at the Trent Bridge Honours Board for the second time. Before the match starts tomorrow, let's take a look at the top 6 cricketers with the most test wickets at Lord's.
James Anderson, the veteran England pacer tops the list of most test wickets at Lord's. He accounts for 105 wickets at the Lord's. He is an integral team member and has proven himself as the best by working hard passionateely throughout the years. Without a second thought, he is the present best swing bowler in the world. In 2018, on day four of the second Test against India, he made the record of being the first cricketer with 100 wickets at the Lord's. One of his interesting facts is that he took his first five-wicket haul against Zimbabwe on his Test debut at The Lord's. Additionally, very recently he broke Anil Kumble's record of 619 test wickets and beacme the third in the world with 621 wickets just behind Muttiah Muralidharan and Shane Warne.
With 95 wickets at Lord's, Stuart Broad becomes the second highest wicket taker at Lord's. He made his test debut against Sri Lanka in 9 December 2007. The first few years of his career was very exciting but he had to to face some hard times after a few years. Everything is well that ends well and the same happened for him as well. He made a terrific comeback and took the England cricket team to another level. He was at his best form during the World Test Championship tournaments and picked up many wickets for the team. Sadly he suffered an injury in his calf during his training at Lord's and therefore will be missing the second test against India.
Ian Botham, the best English all-rounder is the next cricketer on this list of most international wickets at Lord's. He is regarded as one of the best all rounders in cricket history. He made his test debut against Australia in 1997 and until his retirement, he scalped 69 wickets at Lord's. The former English cricketer had a great international career where he smashed thousands of runs and picked up five-wicket hauls 27 times and 10 wickets in a match 4 times. One of his best performances in the Lord's was 8 wickets against West Indies in 1984. Botham picked up 8 fifers at Lord's including his two best figures of 8/34 and 8/103.
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With 63 wickets at Lord's, Fred Trueman holds the 4th position on this list of most test wickets at Lord's. He made his test debut against India in 1952 and played till 1965. His last test match was against New Zealand hosted at Lord's. He is regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of cricket and was popularly known as "Fiery Fred". He had the appropriate combination of aggression and talent needed in a fast bowler. Because of his such qualities, he was described as "the greatest Yorkshireman" by Harold Wilson, the British Prime Minister. One of his most remarkable performances at Lord's is his second fifer against Pakistan. In the 1962 test match against Pakistan he picked up his second 5-wicket haul at Lord's.
The next cricketer on this list is Bob Willis, the former English fast bowler. In 1971, he made his test debut against Australia at Sydney cricket ground. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest ever English fast bowlers. In the 1977 Ashes series, he made his name in the Lord's Honours Board by taking 7 wickets for 78 runs. He scalped a total of 47 wickets at Lord's.
Brian Satham holds the 6th position on this list with 45 wickets. He is undoubtedly one of the best fast bowlers of England and the giant of Lancashire cricket. The former English cricketer is well known for his accurate length and direction while bowling. He was widely regarded for his long spells but he did something astonishing against South Africa in 1995 at Lord's. Brian bowled one of the most herculean spells ever at the Lord's. He bowled continuously for 29 overs which resulted in 7 wickets for 39 runs.