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Ind vs Eng: Stuart Broad on the verge of becoming 5th All-Rounder to score 3000 Test Runs and 400 wickets

The second Test match between India and England was scheduled unfortunately play has been called due to rain. Not a single ball was bowled today and even toss couldn’t take place. The umpires have had enough, it’s stumps for today. A very bad start to the second Test of this blockbuster 5-match series, which the hosts lead by 1-0.

Stuart Broad was back in rhythm with the ball in the first test match and now in second test he could enter the elite club. As for the Stuart Broad this match is vital with bat as well as he requires just 12 runs to enter the elite club of Test all-rounders. Broad has so far 2,988 runs in his Test career, He is close to becoming the only fifth all-rounder in the history of Test cricket to have scored 3000 runs and picked up 400 or more wickets.

M Runs HS Wkts 100 50
119 2988 169 419 1 12

The list presently includes the legends like 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 and 27 fifties with the highest score of 163.
Sir Richard Hadlee scored 3,124 runs in 86 matches with 2 hundred and 15 fifties. He claimed 431 wickets.
South African Shaun Pollock has 3,781 Test runs under his name while picking up 421 wickets in his career. Pollock scored two centuries and 16 fifties during his long Test careers.
The supreme Australian Shane Warne, too scored crossed the 3,000-run mark with 12 fifties but not scored a century during the 145 games he played for Australia. He has picked 708 wickets during his magnificent career.

List of Player with 3000 Test runs and 400 or more Test Wickets

All-rounders M Runs HS Wkts 100 50
Kapil Dev (IND) 131 5248 163 434 8 27
Shaun Pollock (SA) 108 3781 111 421 2 16
Richard Hadlee (NZ) 86 3124 151 431 2 15
Shane Warne (AUS) 145 3154 99 708 0 12


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