James Anderson Breaks Into Top 10 After Reaching 600 Test Wickets

James Anderson the first pacer to take 600 wickets in Tests has also fought his way back into the top-ten rankings for Test bowlers after his splendid bowling performance in the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. With the 1-0 series win, England is now 4th with 105 ratings and 3882 points. The Lancashire fast bowler who is of 6ft 2 inch height has moved up six places in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Ranking for Bowlers and occupies the eighth spot with 781 points ahead of the likes of Jasprit Bumrah who

James Anderson Breaks Into Top 10 After Reaching 600 Test Wickets
James Anderson

James Anderson the first pacer to take 600 wickets in Tests has also fought his way back into the top-ten rankings for Test bowlers after his splendid bowling performance in the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. With the 1-0 series win, England is now 4th with 105 ratings and 3882 points.

The Lancashire fast bowler who is of 6ft 2 inch height has moved up six places in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Ranking for Bowlers and occupies the eighth spot with 781 points ahead of the likes of Jasprit Bumrah who is 9th with 779 points and Trent Boult who is 10th with 770 points.

The list is headed by of Australia with 904 points and is followed by James Anderson’s bowling partner Stuart Broad who has 845 points.

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James Anderson celebrating his 600 Test wicket. Image Credit: Getty Images.

James Anderson Becomes First Pacer To Reach 600 Test Wickets

The match was definitely memorable for James Anderson as he went on to become the first-ever pacer to reach 600 Test wickets in the history of the game. He also proved that he can still produce some more memorable performances after murmurs of his retirement started in rounds following indifferent performances earlier in the summer. He has 23 wickets already in 2020 and his behind teammate Stuart Broad who has 38 wickets to his name.

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James Anderson. Image Credit: Getty Images

But Stuart Broad has played 2 tests more. In the list of most wickets in tests in 2020, England’s bowlers occupy the first five spots. England definitely has played more tests than other teams but it will be interesting to see how things shape up at year-end.

James Anderson Claimed 7 Wickets In The Last Test against Pakistan

James Anderson had taken 5 wickets in the first innings of the final test as fans waited with bated breath but on the fifth day, their hopes were fulfilled when he claimed wickets of Abid Ali and Azhar Ali.

It was classical James Anderson again as he dented holes into Pakistan’s top-order in the first innings courtesy his advanced seam and swing, but had to wait for his fifth wicket as England fielders missed several chances. He finally claimed the fifth wicket in the form of Naseem Shah who was caught by Dom Sibley to complete his 29th five-wicket-haul in Test match cricket.

But the moment of joy came on the fifth and final day when James Anderson bowled from back of the length and Azhar Ali’s thick edge flew to England skipper Joe Root at first slip. He is now focused for his next assignment which is representing his side in Australia in the 2021-22 Ashes.

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

Besides James Anderson, Stuart Broad has also made some significant gains in the rankings. The fast bowler, who completed his 500th wicket earlier in the summer, has moved to the second position in the Test rankings. Pat Cummins, however, is still going strong at the top spot with 904 points despite having played only one Test since January.

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