James Anderson became the first Test fast bowler to complete Test wickets, joining an elite list dominated by spin legends. Anderson is in the twilight zone of his career and has shown no signs of soaking up. He, has however, continued to grow into his game as his Test bowling average has only gone down.
Monty Panesar who had shared the England dressing room with Anderson said that the fast bowler has been brilliant. He also added the 600 Test wickets mark makes him the best fast bowler ever in the history of the game. Panesar feel that England would now be finding ways to preserve his longevity.
“James Anderson has been brilliant. He has stayed injury free and has always been hungry to take wickets. With this attitude he is the best fast bowler ever now,” Monty Panesar said at SportsTiger’s Cricket Talks.
“England team would be thinking now how long they can keep him playing. He has a brilliant record in English conditions and he is averaging around just 21since the age of 36,” he added.
Anderson overcame all the criticism drawn in the previous match for his lacklusture run with a brilliant performance in the final Test.
James Anderson overcame all the criticism drawn in the previous match for his lacklusture run with a brilliant performance in the final Test.
After England posted a mammoth first innings total on board, Anderson ran through the Pakistan top order and picked up a five-wicket haul as Pakistan were bundled out for 273 runs.
Anderson has the most wickets for any fast bowler in Tests. Only Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) are ahead of his tally.