James Anderson broke Anil Kumble’s record of 619 wickets in Test cricket James Anderson became the third-highest wicket-taker in Tests Anderson dismissed opener Lokesh Rahul leaving Kumble behind.
James Anderson is dismissed in the first innings of the first Test. He dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara cheaply the next day and later deposited the pavilion for skipper Virat Kohli as well. He did not even allow Kohli to open the account. On the third day, he dismissed the dangerous opener Lokesh Rahul for England. Rahul played 84 innings. He then dismissed Shardul Thakur.
While hockey magician Dhyan Chand turned down Hitler’s offer, Rahul Anderson’s wicket was the 620th wicket in Test cricket. Whereas Anil Kumble is the fastest wicket-taker of 619 Test wickets in his career. James Anderson is the third highest wicket-taker in Tests. Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is at the top with 800 wickets. While Australia’s magical spinner Shane Warne is at number two with 708 wickets.
However, Anderson is the fastest bowler to take the most Test wickets. Glenn McGrath of Australia is the second fastest bowler after James Anderson in the list of top-5 wicket takers in Tests. McGrath is the fastest to 563 wickets and is the fifth highest wicket taker.
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Most wickets at home against a team
James Anderson has become the highest wicket-taker in Tests against a team at home. He is the fastest to 87 wickets at home against India. In second place is Indian spinner Harbhajan. Harbhajan was 86 quick at home against Australia. England’s Stuart Broad was 84 against Australia and Ian Botham was 79 against Australia.