Cricketcountry.com (India) – Anderson’s returns of 9/43 in the second Test were his personal second-best in terms of bowling average through a completed match
England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow usually is the best-placed man to enjoy and appreciate the famous seam and swing of James Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker.

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  • Anderson’s returns of 9/43 in the second Test were his personal second-best in terms of bowling average through a completed matchEngland wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow usually is the best-placed man to enjoy and appreciate the famous seam and swing of James Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker.
  • Anderson’s best figures in terms of ascending averages in Test cricket:OversBPOMdnsRunsWktsEconAveSROppositionGroundStart Date25.
  • His returns of 9/43 in the second Test were his personal second-best in terms of bowling average through a completed match and the 14th best on the same scale in the history of the game, with minimum 9 wickets as a qualifier.
  • Best BBM in terms of averages in Test cricket:PlayerOversBPOMdnsRunsWktsEconAveSROppositionGroundStart DateJ Briggs (ENG)33.
  • Leading wicket-takers amongst seamers in Test cricket:PlayerSpanMatInnsBallsRunsWktsGD McGrath (AUS)1993-20071242432924812186563JM Anderson (ENG)2003-20181402613077814839553CA Walsh (WI)1984-20011322423001912688519N Kapil Dev (INDIA)1978-19941312272774012867434Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ)1973-199086150219189611431The Lancastrian already has 60 scalps at Trent Bridge – 19 more than closest challenger Alec Bedser – and Bairstow is looking forward to watching a master at work again.

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