James Anderson First Fast Bowler to Claim 700 Test Wickets

From 100 to 700: England’s James Anderson First Fast Bowler to Claim 700 Test Wickets

Anderson managed to achieve this feat at the age 37, with his 700th wicket in the 147th test match at Dharamshala becoming the eldest fast bowler to do this.

And now that he has Kuldeep Yadav’s wicket on board, this pinnacle is reached in Anderson’s 187th Test match. Now on Test everyone has recognized that Anderson is much younger than any of the previous players, who were on average 41-years-old. He kicked off at the Test level in 2002 against Zimbabwe, and it has been 22 years already, as a result of which he has been able to do what no other medium pacer ever has .

Anderson captures the 7th place in the list of bowlers with most wickets in the Test cricket, after Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan, the famous Sri Lanka leg-spinner comes on 2nd position.

Two players from India Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh have played a pivotal role in world cricket. Anil Kumble has 619 wickets and is in fourth place among them at the moment.

Anderson reached the following milestones between his 100th and 700th wicket:

Jacques Kallis, South Africa (2008) – 100th wicket
Peter Siddle, Australia (2010) – 200th wicket
Peter Fulton, New Zealand (2013) – 300th wicket
Martin Guptill, New Zealand (2015) – 400th wicket
Kraigg Brathwaite, West Indies (2017) – 500th wicket
Azhar Ali, Pakistan (2020) – 600th wicket
Kuldeep Yadav, India (2024) – 700th wicket

India has strengthened its position in the Dharamshala Test. A lead of 259 runs was achieved by Team India in the first innings. In their first innings, England scored 218 runs, but India were all out for 477 runs. With only three days to go in the tournament, Rohit‘s squad looks poised for victory barring any unforeseen circumstances. The pitch is turning in favor of spinners, which might make batting difficult in the days to come.

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