James Anderson to equal Alastair Cook’s record of 161 Test caps should he play next week

If Anderson plays the Test starting next week, he will equal James Anderson’s record of 161 Test caps.

James Anderson, England’s leading Test wicket-taker, is about to break another record of English cricket.

If Anderson plays the Test starting next week, he will equal Alastair Cook’s record of 161 Test caps.

England will play two Tests against New Zealand starting next week and a five-match series against India which keeps him in a very comfortable position for surpassing Cook’s record and set a new one.

“For a bowler to play this amount of games, I don’t know what the word is, but it’s a bit mind-blowing to me,” said Anderson who appeared with his England teammates in the LV= Insurance launch video ‘In With Heart’ celebrating England’s cricket community

“It’s a lot of wickets and in this day and age, I don’t know if it’s possible to get that many first-class wickets anymore. With the amount of cricket that’s played there doesn’t seem to be that longevity in bowlers and there’s loads of T20 cricket and whatever else going on around the world. I’m just happy to still be here, to be honest.

“It does make me feel proud,” he added. “I never imagined in a million years I’d get to this point. I don’t feel like I’ve played that many games. My body doesn’t feel old or tired.

“I just absolutely love Test cricket, I’ve got a huge passion for it. Growing up, all I wanted to do is play Test cricket for England and I’m honored I’ve been able to do it for this long.”

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