Anurag Dasgupta ∙ Nov 24 2022, 4:30 PM

Australian legend 'hails' James Anderson and Stuart Broad; reckons they have set a new benchmark

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Former Australian pacer, Glenn McGrath has hailed the England duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad and reckons that they have set a 'new benchmark' which will never be reached again.

Anderson and Broad are two of the most successful pacers in the history of Test cricket, with Anderson having 667 Test wickets, while Broad has mustered 566.

Broad overtook McGrath earlier this year and the Aussie believes that the pairs's longevity is incredible, with Anderson aged 40, and Broad about to turn 37 next year.

McGrath's nice words for the English pair

Speaking to Mirror Sports, McGrath said: "It's absolutely incredible. The fact that [he] is still playing and still taking wickets goes to show not only his longevity, but just the mental capacity the way he recovers.

He must work hard off the field to keep his body in shape to be able to do that day in and out. He's incredible, and with Broady, those two guys have set a new benchmark for fast bowlers that I don't think will ever be reached again."

McGrath himself enjoyed a 14-year long career with Australia, and he eventually retired from the game after the 2007 50-over World Cup.

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