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Age 41 years, 700 test wickets, veteran pacer announces retirement


James Anderson will retire after the first test against West Indies in July. Right-arm fast bowler Anderson will turn 42 in July

New Delhi. England’s legendary fast bowler James Anderson has decided to retire from Test, the longest format of cricket. Anderson will bid goodbye to Tests after the first Test match of the series to be played against the West Indies in July. This 41 year old fast bowler gave this information on Saturday. Right-arm pacer Anderson is the only fast bowler in the world to take 700 wickets in Test cricket. He will turn 42 in July. He has taken 700 wickets in 187 test matches. After the announcement of Anderson’s retirement, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s great record was saved from being broken.

James Anderson is at third place in the list of bowlers taking the most wickets in Test cricket. In this list, Sri Lanka’s great spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is at the second place with 800 wickets in Tests, while Australia’s leg spinner Shane Warne is at second place with 708 wickets. James Anderson said in a statement: ‘It has been an incredible 20 years for me representing my country, playing the game I have loved since childhood. I will miss playing for England a lot. But I know this is the right time to step aside and let others achieve their dreams, as I did, because there is nothing greater than this.

first published : May 11, 2024, 6:58 pm IST

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