Even at the age of 41, James Anderson is going strong, isn’t he?
The veteran pacer recently started the 22nd year of his Test career and is shouldered with the responsibility of being the only seamer in England’s attack against India in Visakhapatnam as the visitors aim for a 2-0 lead. And he’s responded to the call brilliantly, once again, as expected.
In the first Indian innings, James Anderson returned with figures of 3/47 in 25 overs – a jaw-dropping economy of 1.9 on a good batting surface. Then in the second innings, he stepped up to dismiss the India captain Rohit Sharma and double-centurion of the first innings, Yashasvi Jaiswal, as England look to stem India’s lead. Rohit’s dismissal came via a dream delivery – a blend of inswing and out-seam that left the right-hander befuddled.
At the time of writing, James Andeson has 695 wickets under his belt in what is his 184th career Test match, having made his Test debut in May 2003. The next best Test pacers are Stuart Broad (604 wickets in 167 Tests), who retired last year at the age of 37, and legendary Aussie seamer Glenn McGrath, who picked 563 wickets in 124 Tests.
Anderson is third on the list of most Test wickets – Muthiah Muralidaran leading the way with 800 wickets, followed by Shane Warne with 708 scalps.
James Anderson has been defying the laws of age, especially for a pacer as he continues to dazzle the viewers and confound the batters with his mastery over the red ball.
James Anderson net worth in 2024:
According to a report in cricbouncer.com, England pacer James Anderson’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million, which is approximately INR 160 crore.
Anderson’s major source of income is his match fees and contract with the England Cricket Board and his brand endorsements. The 41-year-old has also learned to have invested in multiple real estate and businesses.