India vs England: Stuart Broad Set To Enter Elite Club Of Test All-Rounders

Updated: 09 August 2018 15:44 IST

Stuart Broad requires 12 runs to become the fifth all-rounder in the history of Test cricket to have scored 3000 runs and picked up 400 wickets.

India vs England: Stuart Broad Set To Enter Elite Club Of Test All-Rounders
Stuart Broad has one century to his name which he scored against Pakistan in 2010. © AFP

As India aim to level the series after losing the first Test by 31 runs, England would be looking secure another win to tighten their grip on the five-match series. With James Anderson and Stuart Broad having attained their top form, the pace duo will yet again look to dismantle the Indian batting order. For Stuart Broad, it will be a crucial match with the bat as well, as he requires just 12 runs to enter the exclusive club of Test all-rounders. With 2,988 runs in his Test career so far, Broad is close to becoming the only fifth all-rounder in the history of Test cricket to have scored 3000 runs and picked up 400 wickets.
 
The list presently includes the names of Kapil Dev, New Zealand's Richard Hadlee, South Africa's Shaun Pollock and Australian Shane Warne.
 
Kapil Dev scored 5,248 runs in 131 Tests and picked up 434 wickets. He scored eight centuries with the highest score of 163.
 
Hadlee scored 3,124 runs in 86 matches. He claimed 431 wickets.
 
South African Shaun Pollock has 3,781 Test runs while picking up 421 wickets in his career. Hadlee and Pollock scored two centuries each during their Test careers.
 
One of the greatest spinner of all time, Shane Warne, too scored crossed the 3,000-run mark but never scored a century during the 145 games he played for Australia. The spin wizard had 708 wickets during his magnificent career.

 

Comments
Topics : Cricket India Cricket Team England Cricket Team Stuart Broad Virat Kohli Kapil Dev Shane Warne Lord's, London England vs India, 2018 England vs India, 2nd Test
Highlights
  • Broad will become the fifth cricketer to have achieved the feat.
  • Kapil Dev scored 5,248 runs in 131 Tests and picked up 434 wickets.
  • Hadlee scored 3,124 runs in 86 matches. He claimed 431 wickets.
Related Articles
India vs England: Virat Kohli Hits 23rd Test Ton As India Set Daunting Target For England
India vs England: Virat Kohli Hits 23rd Test Ton As India Set Daunting Target For England
Stuart Broad Breaks Into Top 10 Test Wicket-Takers
Stuart Broad Breaks Into Top 10 Test Wicket-Takers' List
India vs England: Virat Kohli Slams Batting Collapse, Admits India Were Outplayed By England
India vs England: Virat Kohli Slams Batting Collapse, Admits India Were Outplayed By England
India vs England: Hosts Rout India By An Innings And 159 Runs In 2nd Test, Lead Series 2-0
India vs England: Hosts Rout India By An Innings And 159 Runs In 2nd Test, Lead Series 2-0
India vs England Highlights, 2nd Test: Woakes, Bairstow Star As England Dominate India On Day 3
India vs England Highlights, 2nd Test: Woakes, Bairstow Star As England Dominate India On Day 3
Advertisement