England fast bowler James Anderson has set another record in the second Test against New Zealand. Anderson is known as a cricketer who has played more Test matches for England. Anderson broke Alastair Cook’s record. Alastair Cook has played 161 Test matches for England.
James Anderson equalized Alastair Cook in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s. In this game, Anderson’s eye will be on Anil Kumble’s huge record. In fact, Anil Kumble (619 wickets) is the third highest wicket taker in Test cricket. At the same time, James Anderson has taken 616 wickets in 161 matches so far and the pace bowler needs four wickets to leave Kumble in the second Test against the Kiwis.
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The last Test of the two-Test series between England and New Zealand is being played in Edgbaston. England won the toss and decided to bat. Before the match, New Zealand suffered a huge setback. Kiwis wicketkeeper batsman BJ Watling has been ruled out of the second Test due to a back problem. The first Test match between the two teams ended in a draw. Speaking of England fast bowler Anderson, he has taken 616 wickets in Tests so far. As a fast bowler, he is the highest wicket taker in the world. The 38-year-old Anderson is just 6 wickets away from getting 1000 wickets in his first class career. Anderson made his Test debut in 2003 at Lord’s against Zimbabwe 18 years ago.
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India’s Sachin Tendulkar tops most Test matches. He has played 200 Tests for India. Australian skipper Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh are second with 168 Tests. South Africa’s Kallis 166, West Indies’ Chanderpaul and Rahul Dravid have played 164 Test matches. Sri Lanka’s greatest spinner Muttiah Muralitharan tops the list of highest wicket takers in Test cricket. Muralitharan took 800 wickets in his Test career. Australian mythical spinner Shane Warne has been named to the list. Warne has taken 708 wickets in 145 Tests.