Stuart Broad bowed out from cricket with 604 Check wickets to his title after taking the ultimate two in England’s win over Australia on the Oval.
Right here, the PA information company seems to be again on the key statistics from his stunning career.
“I’ve had a love affair with the Ashes my entire life and the considered having the ability to bowl my final ball and face my final ball in opposition to Australia fills me with pleasure.”
These had been Broad’s phrases as he introduced his retirement after day three of this summer time’s ultimate Check and they’re mirrored in his career statistics.
Solely Shane Warne (195) and Glenn McGrath (157) have taken greater than Broad’s 153 Ashes wickets, at a median of 28.96, and the 12 males he dismissed seven occasions or extra in Check cricket embrace eight Australians.
Opener David Warner is famously his favorite opponent with 17 dismissals throughout seven Ashes collection relationship again to 2013, together with seven in 10 innings in 2019.
He has taken Steve Smith and Michael Clarke 11 occasions every, Usman Khawaja, Chris Rogers and Shane Watson eight and Travis Head and Mitchell Johnson seven occasions.
Broad took the wickets of New Zealand pair Ross Taylor and Tom Latham and South Africa’s AB de Villiers 10 occasions every and De Villiers’ compatriot Hashim Amla on eight events. He has dismissed 234 totally different batters in complete.
Broad’s wickets got here in 167 Assessments at a median of 27.68, along with his debut coming again in 2007 in opposition to Sri Lanka.
Identified for his game-wrecking bursts, Broad has 20 five-wicket hauls and three 10-wicket matches – a better of 11 for 121 in opposition to Australia at Chester-le-Avenue in 2013 and two in opposition to the West Indies, at Lord’s in 2012 and Previous Trafford in 2020.
He produced a scintillating better of eight for 15 at Trent Bridge to assist win the 2015 Ashes and has seven-wicket hauls at Lord’s within the aforementioned West Indies conflict and in opposition to New Zealand in 2013.
Broad is the one England bowler with two Check hat-tricks to his title, eradicating India trio MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar in successive balls in figures of six for 46 in 2011 and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal and Shaminda Eranga in 2014.
Going out on the prime
Broad’s golden interval between 2013 and 2016 introduced 196 Check wickets at 25.56, with 4 of his 5 finest innings figures together with six for 25 in opposition to India at Previous Trafford and 6 for 17 in Johannesburg to bowl South Africa out for 83.
He put collectively a equally spectacular stretch relationship from 2019 – the 12 months he turned 33.
He has 171 wickets at 24.23 in that point and apart from a down 12 months in 2021, with 12 wickets in seven Assessments, has averaged virtually 40 dismissals a 12 months.
Among the many elite
Broad sits fifth and new-ball accomplice James Anderson third on the listing of main Check wicket-takers, headed by two of the world’s all-time nice spinners.
Sri Lanka star Muttiah Muralitharan’s 800 wickets might by no means be matched, with the late Shane Warne at the moment the one man inside 100 after taking 708 for Australia.
Anderson has 690 whereas former India spinner Anil Kumble racked up 619 wickets to Broad’s 604.
McGrath and Courtney Walsh are the one different bowlers to take even 500 – McGrath 563 and West Indies nice Walsh 519.
Solely Kumble of the ‘500 membership’ has a better common than Broad’s 27.68, the Indian taking his wickets at 29.65. McGrath’s 21.64 edges out Muralitharan (22.72) for one of the best common.
Broad surprisingly has the fewest five-wicket innings among the many septet, although on 12 of these 20 events he has gone on to take not less than six.
Greater than only a Check bowler
Whereas Broad’s batting declined lately, he has 13 Check half-centuries and a memorable 169 within the controversial Lord’s ‘spot-fixing’ Check in opposition to Pakistan in 2010.
A Check batting common of 18.03 doesn’t do justice to the all-round capability he confirmed for a lot of his career, having in his teenage years adopted the lead of his well-known father Chris as a gap batter.
His brilliance additionally translated to totally different codecs, taking 178 one-day worldwide wickets at 30.13 and 65 at 22.93 in T20, the place he captained England in 27 of his 56 appearances.