Anderson one Test away from equalling Cook


London [UK], June 2 (ANI): The first Test between England and New Zealand at the Lord’s, starting Wednesday, can also see James Anderson become England’s most-capped Test player. The pacer has played 160 Tests while the record stands with former skipper Alastair Cook as he played 161 games. Anderson has 614 Test wickets from 160 games and the speedster will get to add to the tally this summer as he has two games against the Kiwis and five Test matches against India. The Ashes follows at the end of the year. “For a bowler to play this amount of games, I don’t know what the word is, but it’s a bit mind-blowing to me,” said Anderson who appeared with his England teammates in the LV= Insurance launch video ‘In With Heart’ celebrating England’s cricket community as reported by ESPNcricinfo. Anderson is also closing in on the 1000-wicket mark in first-class cricket, said: “It’s a lot of wickets and in this day and age, I don’t know if it’s possible to get that many first-class wickets anymore. With the amount of cricket that’s played there doesn’t seem to be that longevity in bowlers and there’s loads of T20 cricket and whatever else going on around the world. I’m just happy to still be here, to be honest. “It does make me feel proud,” he added. “I never imagined in a million years I’d get to this point. I don’t feel like I’ve played that many games. My body doesn’t feel old or tired. “I just absolutely love Test cricket, I’ve got a huge passion for it. Growing up, all I wanted to do is play Test cricket for England and I’m honoured I’ve been able to do it for this long.” (ANI)



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