James Anderson Becomes First Fast Bowler to appear in 150 Tests

England’s veteran fast bowler James Anderson achieved a rare record. He became the first pace bowler to appear in 150 Test matches. On 26 December he appeared in a Test match against South Africa. In the first ball of his match, he takes the wicket of South African batsman Dean Elgar who is in Exceptional form.

Since his debut in international cricket, he played 150 Test matches and he appeared in more than 190 ODIs. He is the first English bowler to surpass 500 wickets In Test cricket and fast bowler to take the highest wickets in Test cricket, The 37-year English bowler has taken more than 570 wickets in a test. He has not appeared in Nay IPL matches. James Anderson and Alistair Cook are the very Test specialists for England. Anderson has played his last ODI in 2015 against Afgaistamn then he did not appear in any ODI matches for England.

James Anderson has the main concern is injury. He could achieve this record many days ago if no injury can there with James Anderson. In his Test career, Anderson appeared in 209 innings in which he has taken 576 wickets on average of 26.97. In his best form, he has taken 7 wickets in one inning.

James Anderson also becomes the ninth cricketer to play 150 test matches. England’s other fast bowler Stuart Broad has also in the race with 135 matches he played. In 2003 James Anderson made is debut in Test cricket against Zimbabwe in Lord’ cricket ground. Since he didn’t look back and played exceptional cricket. The record of most played Test matches for England is named by Alastair Cook who has retired from Test cricket quite some time ago. He played 161 matches in his career and made 12,472 runs, which includes 33 centuries.

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