James Anderson’s Test Debut for England Cricket Team was back in 22nd May, 2003 at the Home of Cricket. Moreover, his debut match was against Zimbabwe. He received no. 613 cap for England in Test Cricket. Anderson’s first test victim was Zimbabwe batsman Mark Vermeulen at Lord’s in May 2003 as he picked up 5-73 on debut. However, his skills with the red ball have always been outstanding. He has gone better by better as the days goes on in his career.
James Anderson has now overtook Anil Kumble’s record of 619 wickets in Test Cricket. Moreover, he is now at no 3 of all time highest wicket taker in Test Cricket. However, he is just behind Muttiah Muralidharan(800) and Shane Warne(708). Anderson had become the highest wicket-taker among seamers in 2018, when he dismissed Mohammed Shami against India at The Oval to go past Glenn McGrath’s tally of 563 Test wickets. He has now the most wickets as a Seamer in Test Cricket history.
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JAMES ANDERSON GOES PAST KUMBLE (ON TEST WICKETS LIST)
Anderson Passes Kumble’s Record(On Test Wickets List)
Anderson became England’s highest Test wicket taker in his 100th match, claiming his 384th victim against the West Indies in 2015 to beat the record held by Ian Botham. England’s James Anderson became the first seam bowler to reach 600 Test wickets. Anderson’s skills with the red ball have always been formidable, but the most astonishing aspect of his career has been his fitness, endurance, and the sheer drive in maintaining the very high standards over an incredibly long period of time. He is the first specialist fast bowler to play 163 Tests, and has sent down 34,870 deliveries in Test cricket. However, the next-highest for a fast bowler is 30,019 by Courtney Walsh.
N.B : The stats are accurate as of 06/08/2021