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James Anderson To Become 1st Pacer To Achieve 'This' Historic Feat; Needs 13 Wickets To Do So

Anderson needs 13 wickets to become 1st pacer to scalp 1000 wickets in Int'l cricket [X.com]Anderson needs 13 wickets to become 1st pacer to scalp 1000 wickets in Int'l cricket [X.com]

James Anderson is set to retire after the 1st Test match against the West Indies, which is scheduled to commence on July 10 at Lord's. 

As he prepares to bid farewell to international cricket, James Anderson has a significant milestone within reach; he is just 13 wickets away from becoming the first pacer to achieve 1,000 wickets in international cricket in what will be his 401st international match.

Currently, the 41-year-old Anderson has accumulated 987 wickets across all formats. In Test cricket, he has dismissed 700 batters, making him one of the most successful bowlers in the format's history. In ODIs, he has taken 269 wickets in 194 matches, and in T20Is, he has claimed 18 wickets in 19 matches.

Achieving the 1,000-wicket milestone would place Anderson in an elite group of bowlers. In international cricket, only legendary spinners Muttiah Muralitharan from Sri Lanka, with 1,347 wickets, and Australian Shane Warne, with 1,001 wickets, have surpassed the thousand-wicket mark. 

Anderson's potential achievement is particularly noteworthy as it would make him the first fast bowler to join this exclusive club, underscoring his enduring skill and longevity in the game.

Most wickets in international cricket

1) Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) – 1347

2) Shane Warne (Australia) – 1001

3) James Anderson (England) – 987

4) Anil Kumble (India) – 956

5) Glenn McGrath (Australia) – 949