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Anderson eyes long England future

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James Anderson has no plans to call time on his career any time soon, despite becoming England's most successful wicket taker in international cricket.

During the opening ODI of the series with New Zealand at the weekend, Anderson took his 529th wicket to move ahead of Sir Ian Botham in the pecking order. It has been a superb decade at the top of the tree for Anderson, but he feels he has more to offer - in all formats of the game.

Asked about moving to the top of the list, Anderson said: "I have always said stats are something you can look back on at the end of your career."

Anderson's first ODI victim was the great Adam Gilchrist and despite having experienced some amazing highs, he feels there is more to come.

"I am really proud to where I have got to in my career," Anderson told Sky Sports News. "I still can't believe I have been playing 10 years and I am delighted to still be playing and hopefully I can continue to take wickets for years to come."

Anderson has not played T20 international cricket since 2009 and although admitting he would like to play the 20-over format, he is aware the demanding schedule does not make it possible.

He said: "I would love to play all forms of the game if I could. The schedule probably won't allow with such a big year ahead as there are times when players will have to be rested."

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