Stuart Broad has become just the second English bowler to take 500 Test wickets and the other one, Jimmy Anderson, believes his long-time new-ball partner could one day overtake him.
Broad trapped Kraigg Brathwaite lbw on the final day of the Test series against West Indies at Old Trafford to reach the milestone. Coincidentally, Brathwaite was also Anderson’s 500th victim in 2017.
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“How funny, that stat of Jimmy (Anderson) and I with Brathwaite,” Broad said after England had completed a 2-1 series win.
“He said to me, ‘You know who it’s going to be, don’t you?’ That’ll be a quiz question in a few years.”
The 34-year-old is just the fourth fast bowler to achieve the feat. Anderson (589 wickets) is the most prolific paceman of all-time, followed by Glenn McGrath (563) and Courtney Walsh (519).
Spin trio Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) top the overall list.