England pace bowler James Anderson is on cusp of surpassing Anil Kumble’s Test tally of 619 wickets and equal Alastair Cook’s record of most Test matches for England.
The 38-year-old pacer, who has 614 wickets in 160 Tests, will likely go past former India leg-spinner in first Test against New Zealand that begins at Lord’s on Wednesday.
Anderson is fourth on list of Test cricket’s top wicket-takers while Kumble is third.
Ex-Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan leads the list with 800 wickets whereas ex-Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has 708 wickets.
Anderson is also eight wickets short of reaching 1,000 wickets in first-class cricket.