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.