Stuart Broad facts for kids
|Full name||Stuart Christopher John Broad|
|Born||24 June 1986
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Relations||BC Broad (father)|
|Test debut (cap 638)||9 December 2007 v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||14 January 2021 v Sri Lanka|
|ODI debut (cap 197)||30 August 2006 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||14 February 2016 v South Africa|
|T20I debut (cap 18)||28 August 2006 v Pakistan|
|Last T20I||31 March 2014 v Netherlands|
|Domestic team information|
|2008–present||Nottinghamshire (squad no. 8)|
|2016/17||Hobart Hurricanes (squad no. 8)|
|5 wickets in innings||18||1||0||30|
|10 wickets in match||3||0||0||4|
A right-arm seam bowler and left-handed batsman, Broad began his professional career at Leicestershire; in 2008 he transferred to Nottinghamshire, the county of his birth and the team for which his father played. In August 2006 he was voted the Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year. In the fourth Test of the 2015 Ashes series Broad took career best figures of 8–15 in the Australian first innings as they were dismissed for just 60. This performance was named as Wisden's Men's Test spell of the decade.
Broad was awarded the Man of the Match in the fifth Test of the 2009 Ashes series at the Oval, after figures of 5/37 in the afternoon session of the second day. On 30 July 2011, at the Nottingham Test match against India, he achieved a Test match hat-trick in the process gaining his then best Test figures of 6–46. As a batsman, he holds the second-highest ever Test score made by a number 9—he made 169, his only century in first-class cricket, against Pakistan in August 2010. At the start of the summer in 2012 Broad, returning from injury, produced figures of 7 for 72 in a match haul of 11 wickets against the West Indies. He is England's second highest wicket taker in Test cricket.
On the morning of the fifth and final day of the third Test of the 2020 series against the West Indies, Broad became the seventh bowler to take 500 wickets in Test cricket, after dismissing Kraigg Brathwaite. Broad was the fourth fast bowler, and second bowler for England after James Anderson, to reach the milestone, who achieved it against the same batsman.
Achievements and honours
- On 17 September 2015, NET tram 237 was named in honour of Broad.
- He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to cricket.
- At the conclusion of the 5th Test in India's tour of the United Kingdom in 2018, Broad and Anderson had tallied up 850 test wickets playing together across 111 tests, third all-time on the list of bowling pairs in tests, behind only Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne (1,001 wickets in 104 tests together) and Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan (895 wickets in 95 tests together).
- On the morning of the fifth and final day of the third Test of the 2020 series against the West Indies, Broad became the seventh bowler to take 500 wickets in Test cricket, after dismissing Kraigg Brathwaite. Broad was the fourth fast bowler, and second bowler for England after James Anderson, to reach the milestone, who achieved it against the same batsman.
Broad's father, Chris Broad, played Test cricket for England from 1984 to 1989, and his sister Gemma worked for the England team as a team analyst. His stepmother Michelle "Miche" Broad committed suicide in July 2010. She was suffering with motor neurone disease.
On 1 January 2021 Broad got engaged to his long term girlfriend Mollie King.
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