The second Test against New Zealand will be special to James Anderson in many ways. After landing at Edgbaston, Anderson became the player who played most of the Test for England, replacing Alastair Cook. With that, Anderson’s eyes will be on Anil Kumble’s huge record. The England legend has the chance to overtake Kumble in the top three bowlers in Test cricket.
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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. 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 took 708 wickets in 145 Tests.
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James Anderson is the highest wicket taker in Test cricket. Anderson shared his Test travel experiences ahead of the second Test against New Zealand starting on June 10. Anderson said in a statement Tuesday, ‘I think this is a big step from county cricket. In my first match, Nasir did not field a good leg and I remember I gave up a lot of runs. My first ball was also a Noble, so I was very nervous at the time and didn’t think I would get here today at the time. It was notable that Anderson made his Test debut 18 years ago at Lord’s in 2003 against Zimbabwe.