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Stuart Broad Joins Elite Club as Second Pace Bowler to Achieve 600 Test Wickets in the Ashes 2023

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Stuart Broad of England achieves a momentous milestone as he becomes the second pace bowler ever to reach 600 Test cricket wickets.

On day one Ashes Test at Old Trafford, Stuart Broad, accomplished an impressive feat by dismissing Australia’s Travis Head. He is only the second pace bowler to secure 600 wickets in Test cricket. The sole other quick bowler to achieve this remarkable milestone is his England teammate, James Anderson.

Currently standing fifth on the all-time wicket-takers list, Broad’s teammate Anderson holds the third position. While the top five is completed by spinners Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, and Anil Kumble.

Broad embarked on his Test cricket journey against Sri Lanka in 2007, since then, he has played 166 Test matches, contributing to four Ashes-winning campaigns.

During the Old Trafford Test, Broad began with 598 wickets and soon reached 599 after dismissing Usman Khawaja lbw. Joe Root caught Travis Head on the boundary, allowing him to secure his 600th wicket.

“Speaking to BBC Sport, Broad expressed his disbelief, stating that he never imagined this achievement would become a reality. He recalled how Michael Vaughan, the skipper who granted him his Test debut, instilled in him a desire to win series and forge lasting memories rather than viewing it as the ultimate end game.

Broad considers himself fortunate to have had the opportunity to create cherished memories throughout his career. Being counted among the game’s legends was beyond his wildest dreams, and he feels humbled to have joined their ranks.”

Broad’s wickets Against opponents:

Broad surpassed Ian Botham and claimed the title of the highest wicket-taker from any nation against Australia, with 149 wickets. 394¬†Broad’s Test wickets on his home ground.

In the context of Ashes Tests, only three Australians have taken more wickets: Shane Warne (195), Dennis Lillee (167), and Glenn McGrath (157)

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