ENG vs NZ 2nd Test: England speedster James Anderson is on the verge of adding another feather to his cap. The 38-years-old pacer is set to become England’s most-capped cricketer, surpassing the mark of 161 Tests he currently shares with retired former England captain Alastair Cook.
His current tally of 616 Test wickets is the most by any England bowler, as well as being more than any other paceman in the history of the game.
The 38-year-old’s longevity is all the more remarkable given he is a seam bowler, a far more physically demanding task then that of being a spinner or an opening batsman like Cook.
James Anderson’s career has been defined by his skill as much as by his endurance, however.
That makes his memory of his opening spell in Test cricket, against Zimbabwe at Lord’s 18 years ago, all the more striking, especially as it led to the first of 30 five-wicket hauls.
ENG vs NZ: Kane Williamson ruled out, Trent Boult in; check probable playing XI of New Zealand and England for Edgbaston Test
Ahead of the second Test against England, New Zealand have received a major blow as their captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the match. Tom Latham will be captaining the side while Will Young will take Kane’s place in the side.
While on the other hand, England will miss the services of banned Ollie Robinson as he has been banned from international cricket. Dominic Bess was added to the squad in place of Robinson but Craig Overton is likely to play the Edgbaston Test.