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Stuart Broad

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
England, England A, England XI, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Punjab, England Under-19, Hobart Hurricanes
Roles played:
Skipper-T20 | Ex Skipper-ODI | Bowler
ICC Rank:
Home country:
June 24, 1986, Nottingham


When the blond, lanky Stuart Broad dismantled a rock solid Australian top order in 2009 to help England regain the Ashes, everyone knew a talented rookie was coming of age. A lethal in-swinger that unsettles the very best, Broad's wicket-to-wicket dictation made him one of England's leading strike bowlers since his debut in 2007. Occasional opening for county Leicestershire also sculptured Broad into a reliable left-handed tail-ender. One of Broad's worst nightmares on the cricket field, or rather any bowler's nightmare, was when he was spanked for 6 sixes in an over by Yuvraj Singh in the inaugural edition of the ICC World Twenty20.

After his first rub of the green in 2007 in Sri Lanka, Broad's inability to contain often saw him go for runs, in return for an odd wicket or two. His first five-fer came against the Windies at Kingston in 2009, the year that saw him rise to prominence. Later that year, Broad's two five-wicket hauls against Australia saw him on the brink of permanency in the England attack. Broad's comfort in batting was proven when in the longest format, he scored a career best 169 in an epic 332-run stand for the eight wicket against Pakistan at Lord's in 2010. In the Indian T20 league, he was picked by Mohali in 2011 but couldn't get a game and injury ruled him out of the 2012 season. 'Broady' continued to be England's first-change option in travels to South Africa and Bangladesh. Being one of the more experienced T20 players with a debut in 2006, he was an integral part of England's World T20 success in West Indies in 2010. Later, in mid-2011, Broad was named the captain of the T20 side however he failed to impress and was replaced by Eoin Morgan. In 2012 though, Broad was in fine form in whites for England and was a major orchestrator of England's Ashes victory at home in the following year. Although England were battered 5-0 in the return Ashes later in the same year, Broad was by far, the best English bowler on display.

Broad helped his team return the favour with one of the most devastating spells of 8 for 15 at Nottingham in Ashes at home. Leading the attack, he notched up 21 wickets at 20.90 to help England beat Australia 3-2 in 2015. He also played his 100th Test on England's tour of India 2016.

Fast Facts

  • Stuart is the son of former England opener and ICC match referee, Chris Broad.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 114 164 2956 21 20.67 65.99 1 12 169
ODI 121 68 529 25 12.30 74.61 0 0 45*
T20 56 26 118 10 7.37 100.00 0 0 18*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 114 208 23533 11706 399 8/15 / 29.33 2.98 15 15 2 134
ODI 121 121 6109 5364 178 5/23 / 30.13 5.26 9 1 0 177
T20 56 55 1173 1491 65 4/24 / 22.93 7.62 1 0 0 38
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 36 0 4
ODI 27 0 4
T20 21 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 3 2 1 0 0 66.67
T20 27 11 15 0 1 40.74


England Vs Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo - Dec 09, 2007
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 04, 2018
England Vs Pakistan at Sophia Gardens,Cardiff - Wales - Aug 30, 2006
Last played:
England Vs South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town - Feb 14, 2016
England Vs Pakistan at County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol - Aug 28, 2006
Last played:
England Vs Netherlands at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 31, 2014