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Stuart Broad’s Test career in numbers

England seamer took his 400th Test wicket against New Zealand.

Stuart Broad took his 400th Test wicket with the dismissal of New Zealand’s Tom Latham.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a statistical look at Broad’s England career in the five-day format.

400 – Test wickets for Broad.

29.33 – his bowling average.

4 – players to have taken over 400 wickets and scored over 3,000 runs in Tests – Shane Warne (708 & 3,154), Kapil Dev (434 & 5,248), Richard Hadlee (431 & 3,124) and Shaun Pollock (421 & 3,781). Broad has 2,956 runs to his name.

8-15 – Broad’s best Test bowling figures, against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2015.

15 – five-wicket hauls for Broad in the longest format. He has twice taken 10 wickets in a match.

95 – he has taken more Test wickets against Australia than any other opposition – though he has also played far more Tests against them, 27 compared to 18 for the second team on the list, South Africa. His best average is against India, with 54 wickets at 24.48.

252 – Broad has taken over 60 per cent of his wickets at home.

62 – 2013 was his most successful year with 62 wickets in 14 Tests.

11 – ex-Australia captain Michael Clarke is Broad’s favourite victim with 11 dismissals. He has removed South Africa’s AB de Villiers on 10 occasions.

53 – former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior contributed 53 catches to Broad’s wicket total, with Jonny Bairstow and Alastair Cook also over 20.

169 – Broad’s highest score with the bat, in the controversial Lord’s Test against Pakistan in 2010.

12 – he has a dozen half-centuries to go with that one ton.

115 – the Auckland Test is Broad’s 115th for England.

2007 – year Broad made his Test debut.


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