TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Jimmy Anderson has despatched Virat Kohli again to the pavilion six times in Tests after claiming his scalp at Trent Bridge – but are you able to guess his all-time favourite Indian batsman to bowl in opposition to?
- Jimmy Anderson dismissed Virat Kohli for a primary-ball duck on Thursday
- That was the sixth time Anderson has got Kohli’s wicket in Test matches
- But there’s one other nice Indian batsman who he most popular to bowl in opposition to
- Anderson’s bowling report at Trent Bridge is verging on ridiculous
When Jimmy Anderson eliminated Virat Kohli for a primary-ball duck, it took him to 619 Test wickets – joint-third on the all-time checklist with Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble. Only Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708) lie forward.
Anderson has now taken Kohli’s wicket on six events in Tests – but this was the primary since 2014, when he dismissed him 4 times. But Kohli isn’t fairly his favourite Indian batsman.
Anderson has eliminated Sachin Tendulkar 9 times, Cheteshwar Pujara eight, together with on Thursday, and Murali Vijay seven.
Jimmy Anderson wheels away in celebration after dismissing Virat Kohli on Thursday
Kohli has not been dismissed by the England bowler on six events in Test matches
Meanwhile, Anderson’s love affair with Trent Bridge continues. Figures of two for 15 from 13.4 overs took his Test report right here to 66 wickets at 19 in 11 Tests.
Only at Lord’s, the place he has performed 24 times, does he have extra wickets: 105.
This was Kohli’s fourth duck in his final Test innings in opposition to England, beginning with the second innings at The Oval in 2018, and together with video games at Chennai and Ahmedabad earlier this year. Of his 13 Test geese general, six have come in opposition to England.
Since making 73 in opposition to England at Chennai in February, Pujara has now gone eight Test innings with out passing 21, the worst drought of his 87-Test career.
Anderson has eliminated legend Sachin Tendulkar extra times than another Indian batsman