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Last Updated: Monday, 25 December 2006, 15:40 GMT
I can take 1,000 wickets - Murali
Muttiah Muralitharan
Muralitharan will reduce his one-day appearances after the World Cup
Spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan believes he can take 1,000 Test wickets for Sri Lanka before retiring.

He currently has 674 Test wickets, putting him second behind Shane Warne who has 699 but will quit after the two remaining Ashes Tests.

Muralitharan said: "It's a tough one. I am 34 now and if I go on for another five years without an injury that's possible I guess.

"But it depends on my form, how I feel and a lot of other things. We'll see."

Murali revealed he will cut down on his one-day commitments after the World Cup in 2007.

"The workload is huge and there's no point in playing each and every ODI competition or tournament," he said.

"I'll just cut down on the ODI matches. It's not that I don't like one-day cricket, but it's just too hectic.

"There are a couple of other spinners and the selectors should take a look at them as well.

"I am really impressed with Malinga Bandara, he's done a good job for us.

"Even Rangana Herath was doing well when I was injured and Upul Chandana has come up with some good efforts at 'A' team level."

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