James Anderson - ageless, and a champion in home conditions

By: abhishek
Published on : 2020-10-01

The head-to-head battles Over the years, Anderson has had his share of battles against all the top batsmen of the era, and has emerged victorious in many of them. Two of the finest batsmen technically that he would have bowled to would be Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis, and against both he came out on top: Tendulkar was dismissed nine times and averaged 23.11 against him, while Kallis fared a shade better, with seven dismissals and an average of 25.28. Similarly, Kumar Sangakkara fell seven times as well, and averaged 28.14. Among the current stalwarts, Kane Williamson (average 21.66) and Cheteshwar Pujara (26.85) are among those who have come out second-best against Anderson quite often. And the batsman he dismissed to reach 600, Azhar Ali, has been dismissed nine times at an average of 20.66. Even those averages, though, look pretty good when compared to the stats of two top-order left-hand batsmen from the subcontinent. Masood and Lahiru Thirimanne have collectively scored 72 runs off Anderson, and been dismissed by him a whopping 15 times. Anderson's Test record v selected batsmen