WA Today – Anderson is now fourth on the all-time list behind a trio of spinners – Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619).


  • “To achieve what Jimmy has achieved to date has been unbelievable, and the scary thing is he believes he’s got a couple of years left,” skipper Joe Root said at The Oval where England sealed a 4-1 series victory.
  • The opening batsman, who announced his retirement from international cricket after the fourth test, described Anderson as a “freak”.
  • “To see Jimmy pass Glenn McGrath’s record was brilliant,” Cook, who captained Anderson for 49 tests, said.
  • “We’ve lived in each other’s pockets for 12 years and it’s been a privilege to play with England’s greatest cricketer.
  • Anderson was close to tears after finishing the series as the leading wicket-taker with 24 in five tests.

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