Stuart Broad will end his Test career on 475 wickets, according to traders from lead spread-betting firm Sporting Index, after the England seamer took his 400th wicket against New Zealand overnight.
Broad to get 475 Test wickets as he passes 400 mark
England seamer to take 75 more scalps after reaching milestone, according to Sporting Index
The 31-year-old became just the 15th bowler in history, and the second Englishman, to reach the 400 mark, as he had Tom Latham caught by Chris Woakes at square leg.
Sporting Index traders think the Nottinghamshire quick will go on to take another 75 wickets in Test cricket, giving him a final career tally of 475.
Broad took 23,586 balls to reach the milestone – the equivalent of 3,931 overs. In that time, he has bowled 903 maidens, giving him an average of 29.31.
Despite Broad’s personal achievement, it was a first day to forget for England as they were bowled out for 58 by New Zealand – bringing back memories of when the seamer ripped through Australia in 2015 for his career best figures of 8/15, as the Aussies were bowled out for 60.
Ed Fulton, trading spokesman for Sporting Index, said: “Despite a difficult day for England, there was a brief highlight of Stuart Broad taking his 400th Test wicket – a fine personal achievement.
We believe Broad will go on to take another 75 Test wickets in his career, to end with a final tally of 475 – enough to put him in seventh in the all-time list.”