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.
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.
Your target is 400 !! Minimum
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 25, 2020
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 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.