Muttiah Muralitharan's record-breaking exploits will fire up fellow spinner Shane Warne to overtake him, says Australia coach John Buchanan.
Record-breaker Muralitharan was treated to a guard of honour
Muralitharan became the highest wicket-taker in Test history on Saturday when he beat Courtney Walsh's record of 519.
Muralitharan took two wickets in Sri Lanka's innings and 240-run victory over Zimbabwe to claim the record.
Buchanan said: "The battle between Murali and Warne and our batsmen is exhilarating stuff."
Warne is on 517 wickets, four behind Muralitharan, although the Australian will play against Zimbabwe after Sri Lanka and could wrench the record off Murali.
And Australia are set take on Sri Lanka in two Tests at home in July, with Warne and Muralitharan going head-to-head.
Buchanan said: "Once our series [in Zimbabwe] is finished hopefully there will
be another head-to-head in Darwin and Cairns."
He also backed Muralitharan, whose 'doosra' action has been under scrutiny.
Buchanan added: "He's a class bowler and class bowlers should be able to bowl
how they see fit.
"The ICC have cleared him from any suspect action. Obviously
they have reviewed him recently but that's been more of a grease and
oil change more then anything else."