England’s Stuart Broad has become the second pace bowler to take 600 wickets in Test cricket. The 36 year cricketer reached the mark by removing Australia’s Travis Head on day one of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford. England team-mate James Anderson is the only other quick bowler to achieve the feat. Broad is fifth on the all-time list and Anderson third, with spinners Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble completing the top five. Broad made his debut against Sri Lanka in Colombo 2007, going on to make 166 Test appearances till date and be part of four Ashes-winning sides.
Broad, 37, is the highest wicket-taker in the ongoing Ashes series with 18 wickets (as of achieving the landmark) and has performed consistently well for England. Broad’s 600 wickets have come at an average of 27.57 and consist of 20 five-wicket and three 10-wicket hauls. He has the most number of wickets against Australia (149) in 39 matches. Australia are currently leading the Ashes 2-1, having won first two Tests before England made a comeback at Headingley to keep the series alive.
List of Bowlers who take 600 test wickets