New Delhi: The second match of the two-match series between England and New Zealand (ENG vs NZ) has started from today. The first Test of this series ended on a draw. As soon as the match started, England’s senior fast bowler James Anderson has done that which no player of England has been able to do so far.
Veteran fast bowler James Anderson has become the player to play the most Test matches for England. Anderson achieved this feat as soon as he took the field in the second and final Test match against New Zealand that started on Thursday. England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat in the second test match. This is the last Test match of the series between England and New Zealand.
Kane Williamson was injured
New Zealand’s regular captain Kane Williamson is out of the match due to injury and Tom Latham is taking charge of New Zealand in his place. New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling was also ruled out of the match just before the toss due to injury.
Cook’s record broken
This is the 162nd Test match of 38-year-old Anderson. He broke the record of former captain Alastair Cook, who represented England in 161 Test matches, for playing the most Test matches for England. At the same time, fast bowler Stuart Broad is at number three in this matter. He has played 147 Test matches for England so far. He is followed by former cricketer Alec Stewart, who has 133 Test matches to his name. Anderson is the only fast bowler in the history of Test cricket to have taken 600 or more wickets in the longest format of cricket. He has 616 wickets to his name, which is 98 more than Broad.