England’s fast bowler James Anderson has achieved another feat in his illustrious career as he becomes the 3rd fastest bowler to take 900 international wickets. James Anderson became the first English Bowler to set this milestone. Anderson reached this record level point after dismissing Ajinkya Rahane on Day 2 of the fourth Test against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Australian Pacer Glenn McGrath with 949 wickets and Wasim Akram from Pakistan with 916 to his name, are ahead of Anderson in this record journey. Team supporter and bowling partner Stuart Broad took the most wickets (760) with the next active bowler in the cricketers’ list.
Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka is named in the list of most international wickets with 1347 followed by Shane Warne (1001) and Anil Kumble (956). McGrath and Akram are fourth and fifth on the list respectively.
Anderson is the sixth bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, Glenn McGrath, and Wasim Akram, 613 wickets in Tests, 269 in ODIs, and 18 in T20I.
Fewest innings to 900 international wickets:
- 385: M Muralitharan
- 427: Shane Warne
- 475: Anil Kumble
- 468: Glenn McGrath
- 507: James Anderson
- 525: Wasim Akram
On the first day of the fourth Test, Anderson equaled another record by dismissing Shubman Gill in the very first over of the innings. Anderson now equals McGrath for the record of dismissing the most players for the Duck in Tests. Both have dismissed 104 batsmen on one batsman. This elite leaderboard pair is followed by Warne and Muralitharan, who have 102 wickets. Gill’s wicket was Anderson’s 899th international wicket and he is also 6 wickets away from Kumble’s 619 Test scalp. Anderson is currently the fourth-highest wicket-taker in Tests.
Wicket no 900 for James Anderson in International Cricket. What an amazing achievement 🙌#INDvENG
— Prithvi (@Puneite_) March 5, 2021
That Rahane’s wicket is Jimmy’s 900th wicket across the formats 👀
Bowlers to have 900+ international wickets :
Muralitharan – 1347
Warne – 1001
Kumble – 956
McGrath – 949
Akram – 916
Anderson – 900*
That longevity by Jimmy is truly inspirational 🙏🏻🔥#ENGvIND
— Bharath Pandhiri (@BharathPandhiri) March 5, 2021
James Anderson completed 900 wickets in International cricket – 613 in Tests, 269 in ODI and 18 in T20
He is sixth bowler after muralitharan, Warne, kumble, McGrath and wasim akram
And 3rd pacers of all time grates also most wicket taker (fast bowler) in test cricket#INDvENG
— 𝐌𝐎𝐇𝐈𝐓 𝐊𝐔𝐌𝐀𝐑 (@Mohit12201) March 5, 2021