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James Anderson 700 Test Wickets : James Anderson @700, became the first fast bowler to do so | leader

Leaders Online Desk: England's veteran fast bowler James Anderson created history by taking the wicket of Kuldeep Yadav in the Dharamsala Test against India. He took the 700th wicket of his Test career in the form of Kuldeep Yawad. Along with this, Anderson became the first fast bowler to reach the 700-wicket mark in Test cricket and the third player overall in the world. (James Anderson 700 Test Wickets) Before Anderson, legendary spinners Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne of Sri Lanka and Australia have achieved the amazing feat of taking 700 wickets in Test cricket. Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan has 800 wickets and former Australian spinner Shane Warne has 708 wickets.

187 matches, 348 innings

It took Anderson 187 matches and 348 innings to take 700 wickets. Anderson also holds the world record for most deliveries by a fast bowler in Test cricket. He has bowled 40,000 balls so far in his 21-year Test career.
Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan is the top wicket-taker in Test cricket with 800 wickets. Late Australian spinner Shane Warne is second with 708 wickets. Now James Anderson has become the third bowler to join the 700-wicket club. (James Anderson 700 Test Wickets)

Oldest player to take 700 wickets

James Anderson has become the oldest player to take 700 wickets in Test cricket. This English fast bowler achieved this feat at the age of 41 years and 223 days. Before him, Shane Warne took 700 wickets at the age of 37 years and 104 days. While Muralitharan completed 700 wickets, he was at the age of 35.

Anderson took 690 Test wickets before coming to India. He did not get a chance to play in the Hyderabad Test. England gave a chance to Mark Wood, the only fast bowler in that match. The English team had a strong start to the series by winning that match. Anderson got a chance in the playing eleven in the Visakhapatnam Test. He took a total of 5 wickets in this match. After Visakhapatnam, the next matches of the India vs England series were played in Rajkot and Ranchi. He could not perform satisfactorily in this match. Anderson took only 1 wicket in Rajkot, while he took 2 wickets in Ranchi. He completed 700 wickets in Test cricket by dismissing Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav in the Dharamsala Test.

Most wicket-taking bowlers in Test cricket

  • Muthiah Muralitharan – 800
  • Shane Warner – 708
  • James Anderson – 700
  • Anil Kumble – 619
  • Stuart Broad – 604

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