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

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.

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