The second match of the Test series between England and New Zealand is being played at Edgbaston ground in Birmingham from today. In this match, the host team’s legendary fast bowler James Anderson has achieved a great achievement in Test cricket. He has broken Alastair Cook’s record and holds the record for playing most Test matches for England. James Anderson is playing his 162nd Test match against New Zealand. He has surpassed Alastair Cook’s record of 161 matches.
James Anderson made his Test debut in the year 2003 against Zimbabwe. In a career spanning 18 years, he holds the record for most Test matches for England. There are only 6 more players ahead of him in World Test Cricket, who have played the most Test matches in their career. The names of Sachin Tendulkar (200), Ricky Ponting (168), Steve Waugh (168), Jacques Kallis (166), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (164) and Rahul Dravid (164) are included in this list. James Anderson has taken the most wickets in Test cricket as a fast bowler with 616 wickets, while spin bowlers have the most wickets in the Test format. Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets), Shane Warne (708 wickets) and Anil Kumble (619 wickets) are part of this elite list.
The England Cricket Board also uploaded a post on this record of James Anderson on Twitter, in which he made a collage photo of all Test photos of James Anderson and wrote in the caption that 18 years, 616 wickets, 162 Test matches. Your skill, passion and sacrifice make us all your fans. Best wishes to James Anderson, the player who played the most Test matches for the England team. England captain Joe Root has won the toss and elected to bat in the second test match against New Zealand. James Anderson will be seen bowling to us in the second innings of the match.
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