England vs New Zealand 2nd test: James Anderson beats Alastair Cook to become England’s most capped test cricketer | Cricket News


James Anderson fast has now made 162 appearances for England© Instagram

Veteran England point guard James Anderson added another feather to his already illustrious cap on Thursday by overtaking former skipper Alastair Cook to become England’s most capped trial cricketer. Anderson achieved the feat in the second test against New Zealand here at Edgbaston. England won the draw and decided to strike first in the second test against New Zealand. The legendary playmaker has now played 162 games for England, one more than Cook, who played 161 games in the longest format.

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Quick pitcher Stuart Broad is third on the list after playing 147 tests for England while former cricketer Alec Stewart sits in fourth place with 133 appearances to his name.

Anderson is the only quick pitcher who has taken over 600 wickets in the game’s longest format. He has 616 scalps in Test cricket, 98 more than Broad, who is the other active player in the top ten takers list. counters.

The right-handed point guard has revealed he wasn’t sure he was good enough to play international cricket when he made his debut in May 2003 against Zimbabwe at Lord’s.

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“I thought I wasn’t good enough. I thought it was a huge step forward from county cricket. I remember Nasser [Hussain] didn’t have a good leg for me and did a lot of downhills. My first ball was also a non-ball so there was a lot of nerves there and I felt like maybe it was a step too far for me at this point, “he said. stated, as reported by The US Express News.

The main activist feels that the obstacles encountered during his long career have only made him stronger.

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Anderson also admitted that his growth from a good bowler to someone who could win games took time and it helped him after putting in strong performances against the top teams.

Meanwhile, minutes before the start of the second down, goalie-batsman BJ Watling was sent off. Wellington Firebirds wicketkeeper batsman Tom Blundell will take the gloves and bat six in his 11th test.

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