James Anderson on the cusp of going past Anil Kumble in 2nd New Zealand Test
England legend James Anderson will look to break into the top three wicket-takers list in Test cricket when he takes to the ground against New Zealand in the second and last Test match of the series. Anderson picked up just two wickets in the first Test at Lord's. The English pacer has 616 wickets to his name in 161 matches at an average of 26.58. Indian leg-spin legend Anil Kumble is currently in the third spot, who finished his career with 619 wickets in 132 Test matches. Anderson is only four strikes away from going past the legendary India spinner in the leading Test wicket-taker's list. Kumble remains only the second bowler in Test cricket's history to bag all 10 wickets in an innings. He achieved the tremendous feat against Pakistan in a Test match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium (then Feroz Shah Kotla) in the year 1999.
Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708) are the top two wicket-takers in Test history. Anderson had earlier gone past Glenn McGrath's record to become the highest wicket-taker among pacers. Anderson, 38, is looking forward to the Test series against India and is also keen to help England win the Ashes in Australia.