James Anderson Record: James Anderson became the most Test player for England (AFP)
James Anderson created history as soon as he entered the Birmingham Test against New Zealand, becoming the most Test player for England. James Anderson broke Alastair Cook’s record of playing 161 Tests.
New Delhi. England fast bowler James Anderson, who has dusted the good batsmen with his swing, has created history. This right-arm fast bowler became the player to play the most Test matches for England on Thursday. As soon as James Anderson went to play against New Zealand in Birmingham, he overtook former captain Alistair Cook. The Birmingham Test is James Anderson’s 162nd Test match.
James Anderson was honored before the game started in Birmingham. His fellow fast bowler Stuart Broad had prepared a speech for him. Let us tell you that James Anderson made his Test debut at the age of just 19 and now he has reached the figure of 162 Test matches.
What did James Anderson say by making a record?
James Anderson said on his achievement that he never thought that his career would be so long. Anderson said, ‘This journey of the last 18 years has been amazing. I still remember my debut match. I can’t believe that I have reached here today. James Anderson broke many records in his career. He has 616 Test wickets to his name and he is the highest wicket-taker in this format. Anderson has done the feat of taking 5 wickets in an innings 30 times. James Anderson is now at number 7 in the list of players who have played the most Test matches. Anderson has a chance to beat three more legends in the five-match Test series against India. If James Anderson plays all five Tests against India, he will overtake Rahul Dravid, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Jacques Kallis. Rahul Dravid and Chanderpaul have played 164 Tests while Jacques Kallis has played 166 Tests.
James Anderson became more dangerous in old age
The most important thing about James Anderson’s career is that he has become a bigger threat to the batsmen after the age of 35. By the age of 30, Anderson took 320 wickets at an average of 29.66. From the age of 31 to 34, he took 160 wickets at an average of 25.27. But at the age of 35, he has taken 136 wickets at an average of just 20.88. These figures show that his performance is getting better as Anderson gets older.