The English pacer James Anderson has overtaken the Indian legend cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in playing most Tests matches in a single country. After the 39-year-old played his fourth Test against India, he set up this record of most Test matches played in one country. Before this, the record was with the Indian legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar who plated a total of 94 Tests in India. Now, James Anderson has emerged as no. 1 in this list, playing 95 Tests in England.
The England pacer also holds up the record of most capped player in the England Tests team. He surpasses England’s opening batsman named Alastair Cook who played a total of 161 matches. Anderson now has completed his 166 Tests and still going. The third player in the list of most capped players in one country is Australia’s former World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting with 92 Tests matches. One of the finest bowlers in the England Test team keeps consistently performing for his team and still gets crucial wickets at the crucial moments. Anderson has 632 wickets in 166 matches for England in the international Test cricket.
Jimmy Anderson has taken Sachin Tendulkar's record for the most Tests played in a single country.
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Anderson did play in the fourth Test match which was not good for the star bowler as he only took 2 wickets in the whole match. However, after James’ knee was bleeding during the first day’s gameplay, the player could miss the final game as informed by the England captain Joe Root.