Dom Bess Lauds James Anderson As Pacer Approaches 600 Test Wickets

Dom Bess, the off-spinner has heaped praises and described James Anderson as the greatest player to represent England ever after the 38-year-old senior pacer is approaching to a 600 Test wickets landmark. Besides, he is on course to be the first one to do so. Recently, James Anderson went past Australian Glenn McGrath’s tally of 563 wickets and became all-time leading wicket-taker ever in Tests and also holds the record of most wickets in both Test and ODI. He is the first English bowler and 6th overall to pass 500 Test wickets. England scored a mammoth 583/8 in the first

Dom Bess Lauds James Anderson As Pacer Approaches 600 Test Wickets
James Anderson

Dom Bess, the off-spinner has heaped praises and described James Anderson as the greatest player to represent England ever after the 38-year-old senior pacer is approaching to a 600 Test wickets landmark. Besides, he is on course to be the first one to do so.

Recently, James Anderson went past Australian Glenn McGrath’s tally of 563 wickets and became all-time leading wicket-taker ever in Tests and also holds the record of most wickets in both Test and ODI. He is the first English bowler and 6th overall to pass 500 Test wickets.

England scored a mammoth 583/8 in the first innings of the third Test at mainly due to Zak Crawley scoring 267 and Jos Buttler contributing with 152. Pakistan fought well but were dismissed for 273 still trailing by 310 runs when the stumps were drawn on the third day.

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali scored 141 and remained unbeaten. James Anderson took 5 wickets while Stuart Broad took 2 whereas Chris Woakes and Dominic Bess chipped in with 1 wicket each.

Dom Bess
Dom Bess. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Dom Bess Terms James Anderson As GOAT Of Bowling

James Anderson who is also England’s leading Test wicket-taker claimed his fifth victim of the third Test against Pakistan on Sunday. Only spin bowlers Muttiah Muralitharan (800) of Sri Lanka, Australia’s Shane Warne (708) and India’s Anil Kumble (619) have more wickets in the game’s longest format.

“He’s the GOAT of bowling and England’s greatest,” Bess said of Anderson.

“It’s phenomenal to stand at point and watch him nick people off, hit people on the shins and take as many poles as he does, so consistently.

James Anderson
James Anderson. Image Credit: Getty Images

“There was chat about a potential retirement (recently), then he comes back and absolutely tears it up. It just shows how good he is.”

James Anderson has played 156 Tests and has 598 wickets to his name averaging 26.81 whereas in ODI he has picked up 269 wickets from 194 matches averaging 29.22.

Dom Bess Says Pakistan Batsmen Should Have Come Off Earlier

The match was eventually stopped on the third day which was a Sunday due to bad light before Pakistan who were following on could bat again and Dom Bess gave a suggestion that the Pakistan players should have come off the field earlier to prevent facing the bowling of , Stuart Broad and James Anderson.

“Playing in those conditions, we have to think a little about the players’ well-being. Their numbers 10 and 11 facing Jofra Archer in those conditions is seriously dangerous,” Bess said.

“We all want to get cricket on, but there has to be a little more common sense in terms of when it is too dark.”

England lead the series 1-0 lead and are looking forward to sealing their first Test series win over Pakistan since 2010. The hosts won the first match in Manchester by a narrow margin of three wickets and the second game ended in a draw following persistent rain.

England won the first test even though Pakistan took a first-innings lead but came back strongly to bundle Pakistan for only 169 after trailing by 107 runs in the first essay. Chasing 277, England were reeling at 117/5 at one stage before the heroic partnership of 139 runs for the sixth wicket between Jos Buttler who scored 75 and Chris Woakes who scored an unbeaten 84 gave England a narrow win by only 3 wickets.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad
James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

James Broad’s bowling partner Stuart Broad has also picked up 513 wickets from 143 Tests averaging 27.66. Considering his age of 34, he may play for a few more years but may also retire early for suffering from asthma and having half a lungless due to premature birth.

Dominic Bess, on the other hand, has only played 10 tests picking up 19 wickets.

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