A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Michael Vaughan believes Anderson can beat Botham’s record

Anderson is now tied at fifth for the most number of wickets taken by an England bowler


Former England Captain, Michael Vaughan has expressed his faith in pace bowler James Anderson, saying that he could become the country’s leading wicket taker.

Anderson, currently aged 29, captured his 250th wicket in the first test against Sri Lanka, and according to Vaughan, could steadily make his way to England’s legendary all-rounder, Sir Ian Botham.

Vaughan, speaking exclusively to BBC Sport, said: “Botham’s record of 383 is in the balance. James has to stay fit but he will play for a few more years yet and I do think he will end up as England’s leading wicket-taker of all time.”

With his 250th wicket, Anderson, joins Brian Statham at fifth on the England all-time list.

Anderson, was extremely proud to have reached this milestone, and said: “I’m delighted to get to 250 but my job is to take wickets and help us win this Test.”

However, Anderson, said that he would concentrate on just bowling and ignoring about the number of wickets he has in his career, until he has retired.

“Once my career has finished I can look back with fond memories, but for now I’m focusing on what’s gone on out here” he said.

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