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Shock to England, announcement of retirement of the great bowler who took 700 test wickets


London. The fast bowler who has played the most Test matches in the world of cricket has finally decided to put an end to his career. Great England bowler James Anderson is about to retire from all formats of cricket. The fast bowler, who has registered his name in the pages of history by taking 700 Test wickets, has taken this important decision. Ready to say goodbye to Test cricket after the upcoming domestic season. This information has been given in a British media report.

He became the first fast bowler to take 700 wickets in Test cricket during England’s tour of India earlier this year. According to ‘The Guardian’, Anderson has been told by England Test coach Brendon McCullum that he is looking to the future with an eye on the 2025-26 Ashes in Australia, meaning the 41-year-old’s international career About to be completed.

James Anderson holds the record for taking the most Test wickets. He comes second after the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar in the list of players who have played the most number of Test matches. The Indian batsman has made a world record of playing the maximum number of 200 test matches. James Anderson has played 187 test matches so far.

England is set to play Tests against West Indies and Sri Lanka at home this year and one of the matches will be played at their home ground Old Trafford. That match could be the last for the right-arm bowler. Anderson has played 187 Tests for England along with 194 ODIs and 19 T20s in his career that started in May 2003. With 700 wickets in Test cricket, he is third in the list of all-time highest wicket takers after Shane Warne (708) and Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (800).

first published : May 11, 2024, 09:42 IST

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