Yuvraj Singh Sets Target For Jasprit Bumrah After James Anderson's 600 Test Wickets

Yuvraj Singh Sets Target For Jasprit Bumrah After James Anderson’s 600 Test Wickets

James Anderson, Ashes
James Anderson. Image Credit: Getty Images
James Anderson became the first pacer to take 600 Test wickets and Yuvraj Singh — the former Indian left-handed swashbuckling batsman set current pacer Jasprit Bumrah a minimum target of 400 wickets after the pacer congratulated James Anderson for his contribution.
The England pacer finally claimed the 600th wicket after dismissing Azhar Ali on the fifth day of the third and last test against Pakistan.

Rain played spoilsport on this test and the previous one as well and with no immediate test matches in the forthcoming future for England it was thought that James Anderson would have to wait for a long time for reaching 600 wickets.

James Anderson is the leading wicket-taker in both ODI and Tests for England and now has exactly 600 wickets to his name in 156 tests. He debuted in 2002 — and played in all formats for England and is currently the 4th highest test wicket-taker of all time behind spinners Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble.

James Anderson 600 Wicket
James Anderson 600 Wicket

Yuvraj Singh Sets Jasprit Bumrah A Minimum Target Of 400 Test Wickets

Jasprit Bumrah, who spearheads India’s bowling attack across formats, also took to Twitter to congratulate James Anderson on his milestone. Yuvraj Singh replied to his tweet by setting the pacer a minimum target of 400 Test wickets before he retires. The pacer had a brilliant start to his Test career and expects to play for another decade or so if not bothered by injuries.

Jasprit Bumrah is famous for his unusual bowling action has started brilliantly in both Tests and white-ball cricket. His averages have been less than 26 and his age being 26 expects a bright future.
In 12 Tests, he has picked up 62 wickets averaging 20.63. In 58 ODIs he has 104 wickets averaging 25.88 and in 49 T20Is he has 59 wickets averaging 20.11. He debuted in 2018 in Tests and 2016 in limited-overs and is a vital member of Mumbai Indians team in IPL since 2013.
Yuvraj Singh, Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah and Yuvraj Singh (Image Credit: Google)
Yuvraj Singh, on the other hand, was famous for his aggressive batting and was a vital part of India’s both world cup winning 2011 team where he was a man of the tournament and in 2007 T20I World Cup where he hit Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over. Yuvraj Singh announced retirement on 2019 from all formats.

James Anderson Sets His Eyes On 2021/22 Ashes Tour Of Australia

James Anderson, who will turn 40 next year, has his eyes set on the forthcoming Ashes series as he revealed that he was being told by captain Joe Root to feature in the iconic contest.

“To be honest I’ve chatted to Rooty about this a little bit and he has said he would like me to be in Australia,” Anderson told reporters after the third Test.

James Anderson, Joe Root
James Anderson and Joe Root (Image Credit: Google)

James Anderson has reached 38 years of age and will be 39/40 when the next Ashes series takes place. England will host Australia next for a short limited-overs series before India tours Australia starting from October with T20Is and then 4 test series and ODIs which will end on January.