James Anderson takes 500th Test wicket for England
500 Test Wickets for James Anderson
Lancashire bowler James Anderson took his 500th Test wicket for England on Friday evening at Lord's against West Indies after by demolishing the stumps of batsman Kraigg Brathwaite.
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Anderson was awarded his first central contract by England shortly after taking five wickets on his Test debut against Zimbabwe at Lord’s in the summer of 2003 and has gone on to win three Ashes series in 2009, 2013 and 2015, the first of which coincided with him being named as one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year in 2009.
The Lancashire bowler has also featured in the 2007, 2011 and 2015 World Cups and the Burnley-born star sailed past Sir Ian Botham’s England record of 383 scalps in the game’s longest format against the West Indies in April 2015.
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