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Stuart Broad’s journey to 500 Test wickets: All you need to Know

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Stuart Broad's journey to 500 Test wickets: All you need to Know

Stuart Broad became the seventh bowler in the world to grab 500 wickets in Test cricket as he joined his new-ball partner James Anderson in the elite list.

He reached the milestone when he dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite on the fifth day of the deciding third Test against the West Indies.

Besides Broad, Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (709), Anil Kumble, James Anderson, Glenn McGrath and, Courtney Walsh are the bowlers who have achieved this feat in the longest format.

PlayerMatInnsWktsBBIBBMAveEcon
Murali1332308009/5116/22022.722.47
Warne1452737088/7112/12825.412.65
Kumble13223661910/7414/14929.652.69
Anderson1532865897/4211/7126.852.86
McGrath1242435638/2410/2721.642.49
Walsh1322425197/3713/5524.442.53
Broad1402585018/1511/12127.942.95

Sachin Tendulkar and former Australia captain Ricky Ponting also took to Twitter to wish the England pacer. Let’s take a look at a few reactions.

Stuart Broad’s performance in Tests:

Country wiseMatchInnsWktsBBIBBMAveSR
England791523218/1511/12125.9150.3
Australia1221346/818/13637.1775.2
South Africa1222456/178/9923.9554.9
West Indies1016265/855/8531.1571
New Zealand915346/518/12628.4760.1
India69104/335/8253.999
U.A.E.612204/365/5722.8562.6
Bangladesh3682/313/13539.8776.5
Sri Lanka3531/332/10483164

Stuart Broad’s Test career by calendar year:

YearMatInnsWktsBest inns.Best match
20071111/951/95
2008918253/445/104
20091422476/916/87
20101019264/386/104
2011714336/468/76
20121119407/7211/165
20131426627/4411/121
2014815306/256/25
20151427568/159/51
20161425486/178/99
20171121304/515/81
20181120356/548/126
20191121435/867/79
2020510256/3110/67
Overall1402585018/1511/121

Only Anderson has taken more Test wickets. In fact, no one has taken more wickets than the two England pacers since Broad made his debut in 2007

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