England’s James Anderson has become the first-ever fast bowler to complete 950 wickets in international cricket. He attained this historic feat on Day 3 of the second Test against South Africa. He broke the record of Australia’s Glenn McGrath (949 wickets). The most successful bowlers in international cricket are Sri Lankan spin wizard, Muttiah Muralitharan (1,347 wickets), late Aussie spin great Shane Warne (1,001 wickets) and Indian spin great Anil Kumble (956 wickets).
The career of Anderson:
Anderson, who marked his international debut in 2003, now has 951 wickets across formats at an average of 27.18. As many as 664 of these wickets have come in Test cricket, the only format Anderson has featured in since 2015. He is the only pacer to have taken over 600 Test wickets. Besides, Anderson owns 269 ODI wickets, most for England in the format.