PAK vs ENG: James Anderson, 40, made a new record, broke Anil Kumble’s record

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PAK vs. ING: England’s most experienced and successful fast bowler, James Anderson, played a key role in winning the first Test match against Pakistan. The 40-year-old veteran right-hander impressed everyone with his performance on the Rawalpindi pitch. He showed one in the early innings and four players in the late innings.

During this, Anderson recorded another record in his record book. He now he has reached the third position in terms of most international grounds. In this case, he left behind the great Indian spinner Anil Kumble. Anderson now has 959 wickets in international cricket while Kumble took a total of 956 wickets for India.

The world record for taking the most wickets in international cricket is still held by legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. The Sri Lankan spinner took a career total of 1347 wickets from him. At the same time, Australian veteran Shane Warne is second on this list with 1001 wickets.

Most International Grounds:

  • Muttiah Muralitharan: 1347
  • Shane Warne: 1001
  • James Anderson: 959
  • Anil Kumble: 956
  • Glenn McGrath: 949
  • Wasim Akram: 916

Anderson is the highest wicket-taker in the Tests, while overall he is at number three. Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan holds the world record for taking the most wickets in this older format of cricket. He took a total of 800 dismissals, while Australia’s Shane Warne (708) and James Anderson (672) are second and third respectively with wickets. Although Muralitharan and Warne are long retired, Anderson continues to play Tests continuously.

Most wickets in tests:

  • Muttiah Muralitharan: 800
  • Shane Warne: 708
  • James Anderson: 672
  • Anil Kumble: 619
  • Broad Stuart: 566

If we look at the international career of this England bowler, he has also taken 672 wickets in Tests, 269 wickets in ODI and 18 wickets in T20. At present, Anderson, who has only played Tests, is the highest wicket taker. In his Test career of over two decades, he has managed to take 5 wickets 32 times and 10 wickets 3 times.

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