Glenn McGrath Hails James Anderson, Compares Him With Legendary Sachin Tendulkar

Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath has compared James Anderson to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar as he paid tribute to the England star after he became the first pacer in the history of the game to take 600 Test wickets. Anderson, who broke Glenn McGrath’s record to become the most prolific pacer in Test history in 2018, entered the 600 club on Tuesday when he dismissed Azhar Ali on the fifth day of the third Test. He became just the fourth bowler to take 600 wickets in the longest format of the game. Before him, only three spinners – Muttiah Muralitharan

Glenn McGrath Hails James Anderson, Compares Him With Legendary Sachin Tendulkar

Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath has compared James Anderson to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar as he paid tribute to the England star after he became the first pacer in the history of the game to take 600 Test wickets.

Anderson, who broke Glenn McGrath’s record to become the most prolific pacer in Test history in 2018, entered the 600 club on Tuesday when he dismissed Azhar Ali on the fifth day of the third Test. He became just the fourth bowler to take 600 wickets in the longest format of the game. Before him, only three spinners – Muttiah Muralitharan (800 Test wickets), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) – had managed to take 600 or more wickets in Tests.

As far as three-match Test is concerned, it ended in favour of England. The hosts won the series by 1-0 to register their first Test series win over Pakistan since 2010. After the home side won the series-opener, the second and third Test ended in draws.

Glenn McGrath’s tribute for Anderson:

Tributes have been pouring in from all quarters for Anderson and Glenn McGrath did not waste much time in congratulating the England legend either. The Australian legend paid a glowing tribute to Anderson while humbly saying that he did not have the England pacer’s skills.

“I didn’t have the skill level that Jimmy has,” Glenn McGrath was quoted as saying by BBC. “When he’s swinging that ball, both ways, in control, there’s no one better.”

He then went on to compare Anderson to India legend Sachin Tendulkar, the leading run-scorer in Test cricket. Glenn McGrath opined that just like Tendulkar’s Test record is unlikely to be broken, Anderson’s record looks untouchable too.

“He’s set the bar a bit like Sachin has,” said Glenn McGrath.

“No one is ever going to catch Sachin in Test cricket for the amount of runs he’s scored and the matches he’s played. Jimmy’s done the same for fast bowling,” added the bowling legend who previously held the record for most wickets taken by a fast bowler with 563.

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CPL 2020, Match 13: St Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders – Stats Preview, Updated Points Table

St Lucia Zouks and Trinbago Knight Riders will contest at Queen’s Park Oval (Port of Spain) in the 13th game of the CPL 2020 on Wednesday (26th August) morning. They are the top two teams in the ongoing CPL 2020. While the top position team in the points table, Trinbago Knight Riders have won all their first three matches of this tournament, the second position team St Lucia Zouks lost their first match of this tournament but won the next three matches. Let’s look at some crucial stats preview before this CPL 2020 match. Recent Form St Lucia Zouks (oldest

CPL 2020, Match 13: St Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders – Stats Preview, Updated Points Table

St Lucia Zouks and Trinbago Knight Riders will contest at Queen’s Park Oval (Port of Spain) in the 13th game of the CPL 2020 on Wednesday (26th August) morning.

They are the top two teams in the ongoing CPL 2020. While the top position team in the points table, Trinbago Knight Riders have won all their first three matches of this tournament, the second position team St Lucia Zouks lost their first match of this tournament but won the next three matches.

Let’s look at some crucial stats preview before this CPL 2020 match.

Recent Form

St Lucia Zouks (oldest to latest) – Lost, Won, Won and Won

Trinbago Knight Riders (oldest to latest) – Won, Won and Won

Head-to-head records between St Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders

Stats Matches Zouks Won Knight Riders Won Tied/No Result
Overall 14 2 10 0/2
In the last five matches 5 0 5 0/0
  • Streaks running: In their last eight meetings, Trinbago Knight Riders were unbeaten (seven wins and the last one had no result)

Important stats between St Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders

(Team stats)

Stats Zouks (vs Knight Riders) Knight Riders (vs Zouks)
Highest total 212/2 (20 overs) at Gros Islet on 16th August 2018 218/5 (19.5 overs) at Gros Islet on 16th August 2018
Lowest completed total 95 (17.3 overs) at Port of Spain on 8th August 2018 162/6 (20 overs) at Port of Spain on 29th June 2016
Largest victory (by runs) 100 runs at Port of Spain on 8th August 2018
Largest victory (by wickets) 6 wickets at Port of Spain on 29th June 2016 9 wickets at Port of Spain on 27th July 2014

Special Stats: Both the teams have won all their last three matches of this tournament. St Lucia Zouks have never won four successive matches. Meanwhile, Trinbago Knight Riders have managed to register at least four successive victories for four times (the best record is winning six consecutive matches)

(Players stats)

Stats Zouks (vs Knight Riders) Knight Riders (vs Zouks)
Highest score 72* by David Warner at Gros Islet on 16th August 2018 94* by Darren Bravo at Gros Islet on 16th August 2018
Best bowling figures 4/22 by Shane Shillingford at Port of Spain on 7th August 2017 3/11 by Dwayne Bravo at Port of Spain on 8th August 2018
Most runs scored 360 runs by Andre Fletcher 222 runs by Brendon McCullum
Most wickets 7 wickets by Delorn Johnson 19 wickets by Dwayne Bravo

 

Other important stats

St Lucia Zouks

  • Andre Fletcher (1966 runs) is 34 runs away to complete 2000 runs in CPL career. While he has served only for St Lucia Zouks (also previously known as St Lucia Stars) in entire CPL career, he will be the first cricketer to score 2000 runs for a CPL team. In overall, he will be the third batsman to score 2000 runs in CPL history, after Chris Gayle (2354 runs) and Lendl Simmons (2118 runs).
Andre Fletcher, St Lucia Zouks, Trinbago Knight Riders, CPL 2020, Stats Preview, Points Table
Andre Fletcher (Image Credit: WIPA Twitter)
  • By hitting three more sixes, Andre Fletcher (197 sixes) will complete 200 T20 sixes.

Trinbago Knight Riders

  • It will be 50th CPL match for Colin Munro, who has played all the matches for Trinbago Knight Riders. He will be the fourth Trinbago Knight Riders player to appear in 50 or more CPL matches.
Colin Munro, St Lucia Zouks, Trinbago Knight Riders, CPL 2020, Stats Preview, Points Table
Colin Munro (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
  • With one more wicket, Dwayne Bravo (499 wickets) will become the first bowler to claim 500 T20 wickets.
Dwayne Bravo, St Lucia Zouks, Trinbago Knight Riders, CPL 2020, Stats Preview, Points Table
Dwayne Bravo (Image Credit: Getty Images)
  • Dwayne Bravo (99 wickets) is one wicket away to become the first bowler to claim 100 wickets in CPL history.
  • Dwayne Bravo (954 runs) is 46 runs away to complete 1000 runs for Trinbago Knight Riders. He will be the third batsmen to score 1000 runs for this side as Colin Munro (1662 runs) and Darren Bravo (1527 runs) already achieved this feat for this team.
  • Darren Bravo (99 sixes) is one six away to complete 100 CPL sixes. He will be the fifth batsman to hit 100 CPL sixes.
St Lucia Zouks, Trinbago Knight Riders, CPL 2020, Stats Preview, Points Table, Darren Bravo
Darren Bravo (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20 via Getty Images)

CPL 2020: Updated Points Table after Match 12

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Results Points NRR
Trinbago Knight Riders 3 3 0 0 0 6 0.728
St Lucia Zouks 4 3 1 0 0 6 0.302
Guyana Amazon Warriors 5 2 3 0 0 4 0.048
Jamaica Tallawahs 4 2 2 0 0 4 0.011
Barbados Tridents 4 1 3 0 0 2 -0.449
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 4 1 3 0 0 2 -0.487
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