Back in 2018, at the age of 36, James Anderson become the most successful pace bowler in the history of Test Cricket– one of the most impressive fetes due to the wear and tear that fast bowling puts on your body. Now that was two years ago, and two years on, Jimmy Anderson is about to take 600 test wickets, increasing his lead over the Australian legend Glen McGrath.
599 wickets in Test Cricket for James Anderson, just a wicket away from magical 600. Will be the first pacer to achieve this. pic.twitter.com/y9LJ3jYhSC— Shahzaib Ali 🇵🇰 (@DSBcricket) August 24, 2020
The longevity of James Anderson is what impresses us the most; with him now being 38 years old, he doesn’t seem to be slowly down any times soon as in fact his bowling averages have never been better in his fifteen-year career. Anderson has never been the injured type either, always one that has looked after his body and rarely ever been unfit for a match, so when will this fairy-tale episode that is James Anderson ever end?
James Anderson has taken 314 Test wickets at an average of just 23.90 since turning 30 🤯#SAvENGpic.twitter.com/bn7TaGOfT2— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) January 5, 2020
As the third test started between England and Pakistan, with England looking to win the series 2-0, many were saying has James Anderson’s time come in Test cricket? As we know, James Anderson is one who thrived under the pressure and responds to the critics by getting a 5-fer in the first innings, his 29th in his career.
Whilst rain has delayed Day 5 of the test in which Anderson is searching for that record 600th wicket, many punters have moved to the casino markets whilst they await the illustrious wicket. Casinos Not on Gamstop have been offering many inviting sign up bonus’ for all new customers as well as huge deposit matches on all of their casino games makes it a very enticing offer for cricket fans whilst they wait for the groundsmen to work their magic at the Ageas Bowl.
We look forward to seeing James Anderson take the wicket he fully deserves and seeing how far he can take it or how much longer he can go? Can he break into the top three test wickets in history? Only time will tell but what an exciting time to be a cricket fan.