During the Lancashire vs Kent match in County Championship 2021, James Anderson completed picking 1000 wickets in First-Class cricket. The 38-year-old bowler who has been playing this format since 2002 has recorded one more milestone in his career when he picked a five-wicket haul against Kent today. James Anderson has recorded his 1000th wicket in his 262nd First-Class game.
Let us look at the numbers from First-Class cricket:
1: Currently, James Anderson remains to be the only active bowler to pick 1000 wickets in First-Class cricket. Tim Murtagh with 869 wickets and Stuart Broad with 836 wickets in FC cricket remains to be 2nd and 3rd highest wicket-taker after James Anderson among active players
16: Last pace bowler to pick 1000 wickets in First-Class cricket was Andy Caddick in 2005. After, 16 years James Anderson has become the next pace bowler to reach 1000 wickets milestone.
216: James Anderson has become 216th bowler to take 1000 wickets in First-Class cricket.
7: James Anderson recorded his best bowling figure in 7/19. His previous best bowling figure in First-Class cricket was 7/42 against West Indies in 2017.