Stuart Broad is a former English cricketer who played Test cricket for the England and was One Day and Twenty20 International captain.
A member of the England team that won the 2010 ICC World Twenty20, Stuart Broad is regarded as one of the greatest Test bowlers of all time.
An England legend, the Nottinghamshire fast bowler, Stuart Broad burst onto the scene in 2006 as the Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year, nearly claiming a hat-trick of wickets on his international debut against Pakistan. Stuart Broad’s stock continued to rise in the following years, especially after a sensational spell of bowling during the fifth and decisive Ashes Test at The Oval in 2009. With the series in the balance, Broad returned figures of 5 for 37 in 12 overs, including 4 for 8 in 21 balls. There was no coming back for Australia.
Stuart Broad’s importance to England was cemented when he was appointed T20 captain in 2011. Broad continued to flourish in the Test format, producing a Man of the Series display with the first Test match hat-trick at Trent Bridge, during a spell of 5 for 5 against India.
Stuart Broad took 7 for 72 against the West Indies in 2012 to become only the 8th player to be on both honours boards at Lord’s, following his maiden Test century of 169 against Pakistan. Another four wickets in the next innings saw the first 10-wicket haul at Lord’s since Ian Botham’s in 1978.
Another 11-wicket haul secured the 2013 Ashes, while a six-for in the first innings at Brisbane in the return tour couldn’t prevent a whitewash. By January 2022, Stuart Broad had recorded 19 five-wicket Test hauls. At the time, only 25 cricketers could boast more.
One of his most memorable successes, came at his home ground of Trent Bridge during the first session of the 2015 Ashes series, when Stuart Broad took 8 for 15, as Australia were bowled out before lunch, in only 18.3 overs, for 60.
Stuart Broad is England’s second-highest wicket taker in Test cricket and, during the 2020 series against the West Indies, became only the seventh bowler to take 500 Test wickets.
Stuart Broad received an MBE for services to cricket in 2017 and has recently helped Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes reimagine the nightwatchman role by becoming England’s ‘nighthawk’ – in front of the wicket for a good time, not a long time.
Stuart is the son of former Test match cricketer Chris Broad.
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