New Delhi: The first match of the three-match Test series between England and New Zealand has begun today at Lord's on June 2. All three matches will be played at Lord's, Trent Bridge and Headingley respectively. Veteran bowler James Anderson has been recalled to team England for this Test series. In such a situation, all eyes are going to be on their performance. Because Anderson can make many records in this series.
In fact, Anderson has so far taken 640 wickets in 169 Tests at an average of 26.58. In the meantime, he has taken 5 wickets in the match 31 times and 10 wickets in the match 3 times. He is set to become the first fast bowler with 650 or more Test wickets and the third bowler overall. Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708) are bowlers who have achieved this feat in the longest format of the game.
Anderson, who played his first Test match against New Zealand in 2008, has taken 63 wickets against the Kiwi team at an average of 28.82. Anderson is England's third-highest wicket-taker against New Zealand in Test cricket. He is behind Stuart Broad (72) and Ian Botham (64). In such a situation, Anderson can overtake the legendary Botham in this series.
Anderson has taken 100 wickets at an excellent average of 23.09 in 31 Tests since the age of 36. He is the joint fifth-highest wicket-taker with West Indies' Lance Gibbs since the age of 36. He will definitely overtake Gibbs in this series. The most wickets since the age of 36 are Rangana Herath (216), Clary Grimmett (192), Courtney Walsh (144), and Sidney Barnes (139).