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James Anderson Astonishing List of Records in International Cricket

James Anderson is unarguably one of the greatest bowlers to have graced the field in cricket’s history. The England pacer has wreaked havoc on the field with his skilful swing-bowling artistry, bagging bucketloads of wickets.

He did this with much finesse over his 2-decade long illustrious career. During his long cricket journey, he went past his peers, etching many milestones in record books.

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In this article, we’ll look at the list of records achieved by James Anderson in his incredible international cricket career.

James Anderson Cricket Records

  • James Anderson has featured in 187 Test matches, which is the second-most after Sachin Tendulkar’s 200 appearances.
  • He has picked up 700 wickets in the Test format, which is the most by a pacer and overall the third-most in red-ball cricket.
  • Jimmy became the third fastest bowler to 700 wickets (187 matches), fourth fastest to 600 scalps (156), and seventh fastest to 450 (115) and 500 wickets (129).
  • Anderson has taken 119 wickets at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, which is the second-most Test wickets picked up at a single venue.
  • The pacer has delivered 39877 deliveries in 348 innings, which is the fourth-most after Muthiah Muralidaran (44039), Anil Kumble (40850), and Shane Warne (40705).
  • Anderson is one of the seven bowlers who have taken 30 or more five-wicket hauls in Test cricket. The swing master grabbed 32 fifers, with 7 for 42 being his bowling figures in an innings.
  • 136 out of 700 wickets came in the form of bowled dismissals for James Anderson. This is the second-most bowled dismissals affected by a bowler in the longest format.
  • Anderson and Stuart Board grabbed 1039 wickets while bowling together in Tests, which is the most Test wickets by a bowling pair.
  • The fast bowler has achieved the rare triple of scoring 1000 runs, taking 100 wickets, and grabbing 100 catches in Tests. Overall he has scored 1353 runs, picked up 700 wickets, and took 107 catches.
  • Anderson has registered the fifth-most ducks in his Test career. He got out on the score of zero 34 times in 264 batting innings. He has also logged 4 pairs — getting out on ducks in both innings of a match — which is the second-most in Test cricket.
  • 81 runs scored by Jimmy while batting at the No. 11 position are the third-highest in the said position in Tests.
  • James Anderson is one of 18 players whose Test career was longer than 20 years. His international career across formats spans over 21 years.
  • Anderson is the leading wicket-taker for England in the ODI format. The fast bowler took 269 wickets in 191 innings at an average of 29.22.
  • To go along with that, he picked up 13 four-wicket hauls, which is the second-most for England in ODIs.
  • Anderson has grabbed the third-most wickets in all formats combined, with 987 scalps in his kitty. Only 18 T20I wickets are part of this huge tally!
  • He has taken 141 scalps at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in all formats combined, which is the third-most by a bowler at a venue.
  • Jimmy is one of the ten bowlers who have nabbed 30 or more five-wicket hauls across all formats. In total, he bagged 34 fifers, with 32 coming in Tests and 2 in ODIs.
  • Anderson has bagged 45 ducks in all formats, which is the eighth most by a player.
  • The English pacer has appeared in 400 international games, which makes him one of the 39 players with 400 or more matches across formats.
  • He has claimed 13 Player of the Match awards in his career, with 8 coming in Tests and 5 in ODIs. Moreover, he has bagged the Player of the Series award 5 times, with all coming in the longest format.
  • James Anderson has picked up 1114 wickets in his 296-match First-Class career. Overall, he boasts 1513 wickets in his 601-match professional cricket career, including his international wickets.

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