James Anderson has taken three wickets so far in the Lord's Test against India © Getty Images
James Anderson has taken three wickets so far in the Lord’s Test against India © Getty Images

Jul 17, 2014

James Anderson has become the leading wicket-taker at Lord’s. He achieved this feat during the second Test between India and England, having picked up three wickets, at the time of writing, in India’s first innings. He now has 71 wickets at Lord’s and has surpassed the 69 wickets taken by Ian Botham at the venue.

Earlier, Anderson had also achieved the record of the most wickets on English soil. Then, he had gone past Fred Trueman’s tally of 229 wickets on English soil. Anderson has thus celebrated a couple of milestones in a week where he has been at the forefront of a controversy. Anderson is also the leading wicket-taker against India at this venue.

Bowler M W Ave
James Anderson 16 71 24.45
Ian Botham 15 69 24.53
Fred Trueman 12 63 22.12
Stuart Broad 13 53 28.22
Bob Willis 9 47 18.76