James Anderson becomes 1st England bowler to take 100 wickets against 2 teams across formats
James Anderson has taken more than 100 wickets against India and Australia © Getty Images

 

Jul 29, 2014

 

James Anderson has now become the first English bowler to take more than 100 wickets in international cricket across all formats against two countries. Anderson has taken more than 100 wickets against Australia and India. Even though Ian Botham has taken the most number of wickets against Australia, and is followed by Bob Willis, Anderson is the only bowler from the country to take more than 100 wickets against two teams.

Anderson has played 180 ODIs, 19 T20s and is playing his 97th Test match against India currently at Southampton.

Here is the list –

 

Player Matches Wickets Against Avg Five-wkts Ten-wkts
Ian Botham 69 183 Australia 28.77 9 2
Bob Willis 53 149 Australia 25.97 7 0
James Anderson 54 114 Australia 37.55 3 1
Derek Underwood 36 110 Australia 26.85 4 2
Wilfred Rhodes 41 109 Australia 24 6 1
Darren Gough 41 108 Australia 30.18 5 0
Sydney Barnes 20 106 Australia 21.58 12 1
Sir Alec Bedser 21 104 Australia 27.49 7 2
James Anderson 44 101 India 31.98 2 0
Bobby Peel 20 101 Australia 16.98 5 1