The fifth Ashes Test at The Oval will be Stuart Broad’s last for England as the veteran seamer announced his playing days are done.
Broad has played 167 Test matches and taken 602 Test wickets (and counting), with one last bowling innings left to knock over Australia and level the Ashes 2-2.
Broad will finish his career as Test cricket’s 5th-most prolific bowler and England’s most successful bowler against Australia in Ashes cricket.
He has 151 wickets but could equal or surpass Glenn McGrath at No.2 with 157 poles.
Broad says that’s an achievement he’ll cherish, albeit with some painful memories thrown in.
“It does make me feel proud to have 150 Test wickets against the Aussies, to be in that sort of category with Warnie and Glenn above,” Broad said.
“I’ve loved every moment of bowling against Australia for sure – apart from Mitchell Johnson bowling at Brisbane, that was horrific.”
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