Stuart Broad has had an impressive international cricket career. He has been a key player for England in all formats of the game, showcasing his skills as a fast bowler and contributing with the bat as well. Stuart Broad made his Test debut for England in December 2007 against Sri Lanka and his One Day International (ODI) debut in August 2006 against Pakistan.
He has also represented England in T20 Internationals. Throughout his career, Broad has been a crucial part of the English cricket team, playing a significant role in various successes. He is one of England’s leading wicket-takers in Test cricket and has been involved in many memorable performances.
One of his most famous achievements came during the Ashes series in 2015, where he played a vital role in helping England regain the Ashes urn from Australia.
In the ongoing Ashes series between England and Australia, Stuart Broad joined the elite club of bowlers who have achieved 600 wickets in the Test format. Broad has been part of 166 Test fixtures for England and he has achieved the number at an economy of 2.97.
Broad is one of England’s all-time leading wicket-takers in Test cricket. His ability to swing the ball both ways and extract movement off the pitch has made him a constant threat to opposition batsmen. He has consistently taken crucial wickets, often breaking important partnerships and turning matches in England’s favour.
Broad’s performances in the Ashes series against Australia have been nothing short of heroic. He has produced some match-winning spells and memorable moments, earning him the nickname “The Ashes Destroyer.” His crucial contributions to Ashes victories have made him a fan favourite and a key figure in England’s successes against their arch-rivals.
His milestone of 600 Test wickets showcases his longevity and consistency at the highest level of the game. His achievements have earned him respect and recognition not just in England but also in the cricketing world.
There are very few bowlers who have crossed 600 wickets in the Test format and here are the rest of the club members who will be welcoming Stuart Broad.
4) Anil Kumble – 619 Wickets
With every Test match, Briad is getting closer to India’s spin legend Anil Kumble. Kumble has picked up 619 wickets in 132 Test matches while maintaining an economy of 2.69. The spin maestro retired in 2008 but he has been an inspiration for the younger generation in India.
3) James Anderson – 689 Wickets
Stuart Broad’s partner in crime, James Anderson joined the list a long time back and currently, he sits with 689 wickets in 182 matches and has maintained an economy of 2.78. At the age of 40, Anderson is still a valuable player for England and he has always stunned the opposition in the red-ball format. Anderson also became one of the oldest bowlers to reach the number one ICC rankings after performing consistently in the Ashes series against Australia.
2) Shane Warne – 708 Wickets
Shane Warne’s Test performance was nothing short of exceptional, and he achieved numerous records and milestones during his illustrious Test career. Warne finished his Test career with a staggering 708 wickets, which is the second-highest tally in Test cricket history. His economy in 145 Test fixtures was recorded at 2.65.
1) Muthia Muralitharan – 800
Muralitharan holds the world record for the highest number of wickets in Test cricket, with 800 scalps to his name. Throughout his career, Muralitharan displayed extraordinary consistency, picking up wickets consistently across different conditions and against all opposition. His ability to take wickets regularly made him a match-winner for Sri Lanka.