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Cricket News: James Anderson is England’s ‘Greatest of All Time’ (GOAT), said off-spinner Dom Bess after the veteran pacer closed in on an unprecedented 600 Test wi

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SOUTHAMPTON: James Anderson is England’s ‘Greatest of All Time’ (GOAT), said off-spinner Dom Bess after the veteran pacer closed in on an unprecedented 600 Test wickets with just two more to get in the Pakistan second innings.Only Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) have crossed the 600-wicket mark but no fast bowler has ever breached the mark which is a testimony to Anderson’s longevity in international cricket.The 38-year-old Anderson returned with his 29th five-wicket haul (5-56) on day three of the ongoing third Test against Pakistan to achieve 598 wickets in red-ball cricket.His exploits saw Pakistan being dismissed for 273 as England enforced a follow-on with the visitors still 310 runs behind.”He’s the GOAT (greatest of all time) isn’t he? He’s the GOAT of bowling and England’s greatest,” Bess was quoted as saying by Press Association.”Myself, Dom Sibley, Ollie Pope and Zak Crawley have all grown up watching him play. It’s phenomenal to stand there at point watching him nick people off and hit people on the shins, to watch him take as many poles as he does and do it so consistently.”Only three bowlers – all of them spinners — Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) have more than 600 wickets in Test…

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