James Anderson: I can still get better after breaking record

England record Test wicket-taker James Anderson
Anderson is only the 13th England player to reach 100 Test caps

James Anderson believes he is still improving as a bowler after becoming England's record Test wicket-taker.

The 32-year-old, playing in his 100th Test, eclipsed Sir Ian Botham's record of 383 wickets in the drawn first Test against West Indies in Antigua.

"There is no way I am going to rest on my laurels and enter cruise control because I have the record," Anderson wrote in the Sun on Sunday.external-link

"I'm going to work damn hard to try to get better."

Anderson's 384th Test victim was West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin, whom he had caught at first slip.

And the Lancashire player, who took five wickets on his Test debut against Zimbabwe in 2003, said the manner of the dismissal showed he was still learning.

He said: "I can definitely improve. I can learn more tricks and the leg-cutter that got me the record was a delivery I learned as recently as the World Cup.

"I'll keep searching for ways to improve my game by observing other bowlers around the world and talking to players and coaches."

Listen again to BBC Radio 5 live's Jimmy Anderson: The Wicket Man via BBC iPlayer or the 5 live podcast special.

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