His biography says “It was one devastating 12-over spell that propelled England towards the Ashes and Stuart Broad to his place among the true superstars of world cricket.” We can’t agree enough. Stuart Broad has created history by becoming the third English bowler to secure 350 wickets in test cricket.
It all happened in the ongoing first Test match against Pakistan at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London. Having made his debut in Test cricket in 2007 opposite Sri Lanka, 30 year old Broad has come a long way. He has played 95 Test matches till date and has earned the reputation of one of the best bowlers in the world. With a bowling average of 28.52 at Test and 30.13 at ODIs, Broad is also the 22nd bowler to cross the 350 wicket bracket in Test and is the 17th seam bowler to do so.
Standing first and second in English bowling are James Anderson and Sir Ian Botham who took 454 and 383 wickets in Tests respectively.