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First Fast Bowler to 600 Wickets

 6oo wickets in Test Cricket By James Anderson

James Anderson becomes the first fast bowler in the history of Cricket who took 600 wickets in Test matches. It’s not an easy thing for a fast bowler to achieve the milestone.

Fast bowler generally face injuries through out their career. Thus it becomes difficult for them to play for more than 15 years.

600 wickets haul by Anderson

first fast bowler to 600 wickets in Test

also read:  Stuart Broad Joined the Elite Club of 500 Wickets

3 more bowlers took 600 wickets in Test matches and they all were spin bowlers.  Muttiah Muralitharan  from Sri Lanka,  Shane Warne from Australia and Anil Kumble had a record of 600 wickets in Test. Now James Anderson would be the part of elite group.

also read:  Most wickets in Test career

Amazingly he is only 6 balls behind from Muttiah Muralitharan in terms of delivering balls for 600 wickets.

Murali – 33711 balls
Anderson – 33717 balls

 

 

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