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3 current fast bowlers who can break James Anderson’s record of 700 Test wickets if they quit white-ball cricket

Taking 700 Test wickets is a massive achievement for any bowler. To date, only three bowlers have been able to achieve this feat.

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Taking 700 Test wickets is a massive achievement for any bowler. To date, only three bowlers have been able to achieve this feat. James Anderson became the latest entrant of this elite club as he bagged his 700th Test wicket earlier today against India in Dharamsala.

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After James Anderson completed 700 Test wickets, Hindi commentator Aakash Chopra made a bold prediction on Colors Cineplex and said that no fast bowler would be able to break Anderson’s record of 700 Test wickets.

Most of the fans agreed with Aakash because fast bowlers play three formats of international cricket plus T20 and T10 leagues these days, which takes a massive toll on their bodies. However, if the following three bowlers quit white-ball cricket, they can end up achieving 700 wickets in the longest format of the game.

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1. Jasprit Bumrah can take 700 Test wickets

Jasprit Bumrah is one of the biggest match-winners for India in Test cricket right now. The yorker specialist has made a name for himself with his accuracy and variations. Bumrah has been an injury-prone bowler, whenever he has played Test cricket, he has made maximum impact.

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2. Pat Cummins

Australian captain Pat Cummins has also achieved enormous success in red-ball cricket. The right-arm fast bowler is known for his accuracy and pace. If he quits white-ball cricket, Cummins can extend his red-ball career and end up with 700 wickets.

3. Tim Southee

New Zealand captain Tim Southee has been quite phenomenal in the longest format of the game. He hasn’t been receiving spots in T20 leagues these days, which is why Southee can think of quitting white-ball cricket altogether and focusing solely on Tests.