Stuart Broad who was born on 24th June 1986 is an English cricketer who is a former captain of T20 and ODI team and plays Test cricket for England cricket team. His full name is Stuart Christopher John Broad. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who was born at Nottingham, England. He has been playing for the National team since 2006. He made a debut in the test cricket on 9th of December 2007 against Sri Lanka. Then he made ODI debut on 30th August 2006 against Pakistan. Also, he made his T20I debut on 28th August 2006 against Pakistan. Now he has been retired from all of the formats of cricket, he recently retired from test cricket on 14th of January 2021 which was played against Sri Lanka.
Broad started his professional career as a right-arm seam bowler at Leicestershire but then he was transferred to the team for which his father had played earlier, Nottinghamshire in 2008. He was voted for the Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year in August 2006. In the Ashes of 2015 Broad made his career-best figures of 8-15 in the first innings in which Australia got out for just 60 runs. Hia performance was named as Wisden’s Men’s Test spell of the decade.
In 2009 Ashes Broad was awarded Man of the Match for his exquisite figures of 5/37 in the afternoon session of the third day. In a test match against India in 2011, he achieved his first-ever hat trick in his International Test career and also gained his then best bowling figures of 6-46. He also has achieved a great milestone in his batting career, he made his only century as a batsman against Pakistan with the second-highest score as a number 9 batsman of 169. Broad made an amazing figure of 7 for 72 in a match against West Indies at the start of summer in 2012. In total, he took 11 wickets in that test match. In Test cricket, he is the second-highest wicket-taker of England.
After dismissing James Anderson in the third test series against West Indies in 2020 Broad became the seventh bowler to take 500 wickets in test cricket. After James Anderson Broad was the second bowler for England and fourth fast bowler to achieve that milestone against the same batsman as Anderson.
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