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“That’s Unreal. Goat bowler Jimmy” – Twitter reacts as James Anderson becomes the new No.1 ranked Test bowler

James Anderson has been one of the pillars of the England cricket team. England’s bowling great who is a regular feature in the longest format of the game has time and again wreaked havoc on the opposition.

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Anderson is best known for his potential to swing the ball at a brisk pace, which makes it quite tough for batters to decipher the code. This is the reason why the batters find it literally hard while playing against Anderson.

He is 41 years old and is still continuing to make waves with the red cherry. Widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, James Anderson has represented England in 178 Tests, 194 ODIs and 19 T20Is.

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He took 269 wickets in One-Day Internationals including two fifers and 18 wickets in Twenty20 Internationals. On the other hand, he possesses terrific statistics as far as Test cricket is concerned.

James Anderson becomes the new No.1 ranked Test bowler

England’s top-tier fast bowler has taken a record 682 wickets in Test cricket, which is the most by any fast bowler in the history of Tests. He has taken as many as 32 five-wicket hauls and 3 ten-wicket-hauls in Tests.

The veteran fast bowler is only 18 wickets away from a magnificent landmark. If he takes those wickets, then he will become only the third bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708) to take 700 Test wickets.

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Meanwhile, James Anderson is currently part of England’s tour of New Zealand (two-match Test series). James Anderson was the pick of the bowlers for England in the first and second innings of the first Test.

His scintillating bowling performances helped him become the new No.1 ranked Test bowler, which is quite a magnificent achievement. Despite having age on his side, the 40-year-old bowled incredibly well.

He accounted for three dismissals in the first innings before taking four wickets in the second innings. England won the first Test by 267 runs at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui and took a 1-0 lead in the series.

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