ENG vs AUS 4th Test: The exciting fourth Test of the Ashes 2023 Series is becoming more intriguing with each passing day. And on the second day of the fourth Test, England’s seasoned pacer Stuart Broad scripted his name in history by scalping 600 Test wickets. He has now become the second fast bowler after James Anderson to achieve this unique feat.
The historic moment arrived in the 50th over of the first innings when Broad dismissed batter Travis Head to mark his 600th Test wicket. Broad has bagged 394 wickets at his home ground & 206 wickets at an away venue making him a standout pacer. His knowledge of the game & his never-to-die passion is visible through Broad’s exceptional performances.
He has now joined the elite group of Test bowlers who have 600 Test wickets in their kitty. The list includes legends like Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, and James Anderson.
ENG vs AUS 4th Test: A Glimpse of Stuart Broad Career on Entering 600 Test Wickets Club
Stuart Broad has begun his career on a high note with some exceptional performances in his kitty. His glorious career span includes an impressive tally of 20 five-wicket hauls. His most extraordinary performance came against Australia in 2015 when he returned with figures of 8-15.
Not only Test format but his excellence has reached the limited overs format as well where he stands with a tally of 178 ODI wickets & 65 T20I wickets. His versatility & skills across all formats helped him to acquire the seventh position on the list of highest wicket-takers in International Cricket. Broad & James Anderson has been the cornerstone of England’s bowling strength where they returned with 1000 wickets in 133 Test fixtures where they have played together. Their lethal bowling attack & combination has played a bigger role in England’s wins imposing their pair as one of the most successful in Test Cricket History.
Broad’s 166th Test appearance has positioned him in fifth position with legendary Jacques Kallis on the list of most Test appearances. While Tendulkar has featured in the highest number of Test fixtures i.e. 2022. Broad’s consistency & performances are unarguably noteworthy. Reaching this rare milestone of 600 Test Wickets, Broad has surpassed Ian Botham’s record of scalping the highest number of wickets in ENG vs AUS Tests with 149 wickets against Australia Tests.