Test cricket’s 500 club

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James Anderson has Glenn McGrath’s record of 563 Test wickets by a fast bowler in his sights, having moved to 557.

Both belong to Test cricket’s elite 500 club and here, Press Association Sport assesses the six men to have reached the milestone.

Test cricket's '500 Club'
(PA Graphic)

Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan holds the all-time Test wicket record (Gareth Copley/PA)

Shane Warne, Australia
(708 wkts, 145 Tests, 25.41 avg)

Shane Warne
Shane Warne celebrates a wicket against England (Rui Vieira/PA)

Anil Kumble, India
(619 wkts, 132 Tests, 29.65 avg)

Anil Kumble celebrates his 500th Test wicket
Anil Kumble celebrates his 500th Test wicket (Rebecca Naden/PA)

Glenn McGrath, Australia
(563 wkts, 124 matches, 21.64 avg)

Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath celebrates the wicket of England’s Michael Vaughan (Chris Young/PA)

James Anderson, England
(557 wickets, 141 Tests, 26.85 avg)

James Anderson
James Anderson remains a key man for England (Jason O’Brien/PA)

Courtney Walsh, West Indies
(519 wkts, 132 Tests, 24.44 avg)

Courtney Walsh with a Guinness World Record certificate for most Test wickets
Courtney Walsh at one point held the record for most Test wickets (Rebecca Naden/PA)

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