Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Anderson Can Beat My Record Says Oz Legend

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Anderson Can Beat My Record Says Oz Legend

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GLENN McGrath has backed Jimmy Anderson to pass his record Test haul of 563 wickets.

The Aussie legend has more scalps than any other fast bowler at the highest level of the game.

England and Lancashire ace Anderson has raced to 451 following his impressive displays in the opening two Tests against Sri Lanka.

Despite being 33, Anderson is keen to carry on playing until after the 2019 Ashes series.

And, says McGrath, if he does, then the newlycrowned No.1 ranked bowler in the world will sail past his own figure.

"If he stays on the park, then he can do that quite easily - and knock me off," said the Aussie.

"And good luck to him.

He's a quality bowler, there's no doubt about that. …

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