James Anderson Edgbaston Test: England vs India: James Anderson holds the record for most wickets against India in Tests, with a total of 133 wickets in 34 matches.
James Anderson Edgbaston Test
England announced the playing XI for the Edgbaston Test against India and the most notable mention was veteran pacer James Anderson, who returned to the team after being ruled out of the final Test against New Zealand. Anderson, who will take just a month to complete 40 years when he takes the field on Friday, played his first Test match against England in 2007. He took 14 wickets in the three-match series, but lost 0 to England 1.
This was the last time England had beaten India at home after beating the Asian giants in a big way in 2011, 2014 and 2018. This period also saw England’s first win on Indian soil in as many years as Alastair Cook’s team won 2–1–13 in 2012.
While there were many great actors, the man who made the biggest impact in all of those victories was Anderson. He holds the record for most wickets against India in Tests, with a total of 133 wickets in 34 matches.
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What’s interesting is that 99 of those wickets have come on home soil in just 21 matches.
At Edgbaston, Jimmy will be looking to complete a century of wickets at home against India and script yet another victory for his team.
This win will be important for him and England as it will help the Three Lions save the series. India lead 2-1 fram last summer but under Brendon McCullum’s stewardship England look like a different team.
New captain Ben Stokes has reposed his faith in the old firm of Anderson and Stuart Broad and India have it all to do at Birmingham.