Stuart Broad picks the 2005 Edgbaston Test as his favourite ahead of England's 1000th Test match

Stuart Broad picks the 2005 Edgbaston Test as his favourite ahead of England’s 1000th Test match

The right arm pacer also mentioned the Trent Bridge game against Australia in 2015 for obvious reasons

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England bowler Stuart Broad celebrates. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The first test match against India at Edgbaston marks the 1000th Test match for the England cricket team. They’re going to be the first team to reach the landmark having featured in the first ever Test back in 1887. The second team to have featured in the most number of Test matches in Australia with 812 games. This just goes on to determine England’s loyalty to playing test matches.

On the occasion of the 1000th Test, the BBC introduced a poll on their website. It gave the users a chance to vote for their top 10 test matches involving England. The choices ranged from the first ever Ashes Test to the bodyline test to Jim Laker‘s 19 wickets in a Test. It also involved India vs England Test in Mumbai notably remembered for Kevin Pietersen‘s phenomenal century.

Here is what Broad and Freddie have to say

Stuart Broad stated that according to him the Edgbaston Test in 2005 is right at the top. The famous Ashes Test where Australia fell two runs short of victory. England’s narrowest victory in terms of runs. In a Test match with lots of twists and turns, Australia was reduced to 175/8 on Day 4 chasing 282. In spite of losing Shane Warne midway, the visitors continued to toil. It’s one of the most memorable games of all time.

Broad also mentioned the Trent Bridge game against Australia in 2015 for obvious reasons. The right arm pacer was ferocious in the evening as Australia were bowled out for 60 runs. Broad had exceptional figures of 8 for 15. Australia never recovered from the assault as they went on to lose by an innings and 78 runs. Here’s what the 32-year-old tweeted:-

“Edgbaston 2005 Ashes right up there. Quite enjoyed Trent Bridge 2015….”

The preparations are in full swing ahead of the first Test match. While the England players are busy participating in the County Championship, India play a practice game against Essex tomorrow. The test series promises to be an exciting one between both the teams. While India won the T20 international series, England went on to win the ODI series

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