France 24 – English – BIRMINGHAM (UNITED KINGDOM) (AFP) –  Stuart Broad paid tribute to the “big influence” of Ian Botham on his career after beating the England great’s tally of Test wickets.

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  • BIRMINGHAM (UNITED KINGDOM) (AFP) –  Stuart Broad paid tribute to the “big influence” of Ian Botham on his career after beating the England great’s tally of Test wickets.
  • Only new-ball partner James Anderson, who has 492 Test wickets to his credit, is now ahead of Broad in England’s all-time list.
  • – ‘Huge legend’ -Botham reserved some of his most outstanding performances for Australia, notably during the 1981 Ashes series where he starred with both bat and ball, while Broad took his Test-best figures against England’s arch-rivals with a remarkable return of eight for 15 that set up an Ashes-clinching win at his Trent Bridge home ground two years ago.
  • “He is someone who has been a big influence on me,” said Broad junior.
  • “Obviously, playing with my dad and watching some of his performances against Australia, he is a huge legend of English cricket but someone who has given a lot back to this team, actually.


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