England fast bowler Stuart Broad entered the elite club when scalped the wicket of West Indies batsman Kraigg Brathwaite in Manchester on Tuesday during the second innings of the deciding Test match between the two teams.
Broad picked up his 500th Test wicket to become only the second England bowler to achieve the feat. Anderson is the other one in the list.
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Always felt he was going to have a good Test career but I didn’t have 500 Test wickets in the equation !!! Skill,resilience,hard work,stubbornness … And when you think he started out as a Batsman … A great lesson to all young cricketers … Congrats @stuartbroad8 #500 #TestCricket
Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for the most number if wickets. The spinner has 800 scalps to his name while Australia’s Shane Warne and India’s Anil Kumble is at second and third respectively. Warne bagged 708 wickets while Kumble has 619 dismissals to his name.
Great to see Stuart Broad taking the time to have a long long long long long chat to 23yr old West Indian fast Keon Harding. And all this on the morning that Broad stood on 499 test wickets at the start of play???????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/VVwbXOj8S9— Ian bishop (@irbishi) July 28, 2020
Apart from them, Broad is just below Glenn McGrath and Courtney Walsh. Anderson had 589 wickets to his name when Broad picked his 500th dismissal in Tests.
McGrath has 563 wickets to his name while Walsh has 519 scalps.