James Anderson chases massive record, targets Shane Warne’s record of 708 Test Wickets

James Anderson chases massive record, targets Shane Warne’s record of 708 Test Wickets

IND vs ENG 4th Test: James Anderson inches closer to landmark, 4 wickets shy of 700 Test wickets

England Cricket Team’s veteran pacer James Anderson is on a race to take the second spot in most Test wickets. Anderson is currently third with 696 wickets under his belt. He needs 13 more wickets to overtake Shane Warne to take the coveted second spot.

The 41-year old has 2 matches left in the IND vs ENG Test series. The Ranchi Test is a make or break for England to level the series. Apart from that, the Dharamsala Test will be perfect bowling conditions and thus Anderson will have the perfect opportunity to take multiple wickets.

Most Wickets in Test Cricket

M Muralidaran 133800
SK Warne 145708
JM Anderson 185696

“If you’re a young fast bowler, Jimmy Anderson is the one person who you want as your role model. Not only the amount of wickets he’s got but the fact he can keep going at his age,” Ben Stokes said in the Pre Match Press Conference.

“Even saying approaching 700 Test wickets as a fast bowler is incredible. He’ll know that but I don’t think that will be at the top of his mind for this week, just because of where we’re at in the series,” Stokes concluded.

It might be a bug ask for Anderson to achieve the major record of surpassing Shane Warne. But, he can easily scalp 4 wickets in the remainder of the Test series to scalp 700 Test wickets, which is a massive record none the less. He will be the third player in Test history to scalp 700 wickets.

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