Sky Sports – Stuart Broad and James Anderson have taken 876 Test wickets between them

Stuart Broad grabbed the headlines following England’s mauling of the West Indies in the day-night Test at Edgbaston as he moved past Sir Ian Botham and into second place on the list of England Test wicket-takers.

Summary

  • Stuart Broad and James Anderson have taken 876 Test wickets between them Stuart Broad grabbed the headlines following England’s mauling of the West Indies in the day-night Test at Edgbaston as he moved past Sir Ian Botham and into second place on the list of England Test wicket-takers.
  • However, when Broad made his debut in 2007, Anderson’s place in the team was far from assured.
  • England vs W Indies August 25, 2017, 10:00am Live on Ambrose and Walsh – 924 Test wickets While the current crop looked wholly ineffective during the first Test, that is completely at odds with the rich history of great West Indian fast bowlers.
  • The pair were just as dangerous, if not more so, when the ball got older and began to reverse.
  • Muttiah Muralitharan, the leading wicket-taker in Test history, 800 all by himself, somewhat dwarfing Chaminda Vaas’ impressive haul of 355 and perhaps because of Murali’s brilliance and the traditional dominance of spin bowling on sub-continent pitches, the role of Vaas can be overlooked and the partnership is far less heralded than those touched on above.


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