Wickets aplenty but a point to prove in India: Stuart Broad's 100 Tests in Opta numbers

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Stuart Broad is set to become the 14th England player to feature in 100 Tests when he takes to the field in the opening five-day match against India in Rajkot on Wednesday.

With the help of Opta, we highlight some key numbers that tell the story of the 30-year-old's impressive career to date.

 

360 - Broad's tally of 360 Test wickets, at an average of 28.5, places him third on England's all-time list, behind Ian Botham (383) and James Anderson (463).

84 - Unsurprisingly, given the number of Ashes battles he has participated in, Broad has taken more wickets against Australia (84) than any other nation.

23.3 - However, his best average has come against upcoming opponents India. In 12 Tests against them, he has claimed 46 wickets at 23.3.

2 - Only two of those scalps have come outside England, with Broad having struggled to make an impact on his three previous Test outings in India.

8-15 - Broad famously returned career-best figures of 8-15 at Trent Bridge in the 2015 Ashes, as England skittled Australia for 60 on an extraordinary first morning.

2,647 - In addition to his 360 wickets in Tests, Broad has scored 2,647 runs in the premier format, including a top score of 169 against Pakistan in a 2010 Lord's Test marred by revelations of spot-fixing.

9/12/2007 - Almost nine years have passed since Broad made his Test bow for England, against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

2 - Broad is the only man with two Test hat-tricks for England. His first came against India at Trent Bridge in 2011, before he repeated the feat against Sri Lanka at Headingley two years ago.