Murali looks toward 2011 WC

Muttiah Muralitharan is considering playing on for another four years until the 2011 World Cup to try and reach 1000 Test wickets.

Muralitharan reached 700 Test wickets to close within eight of Shane Warne’s world record after taking match figures of 12-82 against Bangladesh in their recent third Test.

Muralitharan said after the Test that “It is a big achievement taking 700 wickets but I think I can achieve a little bit more. The challenge is whether I can take 1,000 before I retire. I’m thinking about playing till the next World Cup.”

Muralitharan went onto say “So many years at the top takes a lot out of you but I am still hungry for wickets and that is what matters.”

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