Three records held by James Anderson that Jasprit Bumrah might break in future

England pacer James Anderson has played 178 Tests and has 682 wickets, only 26 behind Late Shane Warne's 708.

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England pacer James Anderson has played a record 178 Test after making his debut way back in 2003. Apart from him and his bowling partner, Stuart Broad, no pacer has played 150 or more Tests. Currently, the former is sitting on 682 Tests wickets and is only 26 away from Late Shane Warne's 708. Also, he is only 22 games away from playing 200 Tests, only played by Sachin Tendulkar.


While in the future most of Anderson's records in Test cricket might not be broken. There are many reasons for this. However, there is one player who carries the slightest of chances to break some of his records. India's Jasprit Bumrah can break some of his records. In this listicle, we will have a look at three records that can be broken by Bumrah.

James Anderson's three records that can be broken by Jasprit Bumrah

1. 250 wickets in 67 games


The England pacer completed his 250 wickets in just 67 games. In a Test match against Sri Lanka, Anderson took his 250th wicket. This record has never been broken by any bowler. However, Bumrah, with 128 wickets in 30 games, might be threatening to do so.

After all, his worst average is against New Zealand (47), although he has played only three games against them. As the readers might know, this can be improved. If the right-arm pacer, Bumrah can maintain his fitness, he might break the record. 

2. Number of five-wicket hauls


The 2010 20-20 World Cup winner has 32 five-wicket hauls in his career so far. On the other hand, Bumrah has eight five-wicket hauls to his name If the latter manages to play enough games, he might be able to surpass Anderson's record.

After all, not to forget, Bumrah is one of those bowlers who hardly cares for the conditions on offer. Looking at his Test averages in various countries, his lowest average is in India i.e 15.64 with 14 wickets in just four games. 

3. Ten-wicket hauls in Tests cricket

Talking about Anderson, he has three 10-wicket hauls in 178 games. One might think that these numbers are poor. However, picking a 10-wicket haul in a Test match is much harder than it looks.

Meanwhile, Bumrah has none. However, if the India pacer manages to do well in SENA countries where the wickets might suit him more, he might be able to take more 10-wicket hauls than Anderson.

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