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Stuart Broad
Personal information
Full name Stuart Christopher John Broad
Born 24 June 1986 (1986-06-24) (age 34)
Nottingham, England
Nickname Broady, Malfoy
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Relations BC Broad (father)
International information
National side England
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
Years Team
2005–07 Leicestershire
2008–present Nottinghamshire (squad no. 8)
2016/17 Hobart Hurricanes (squad no. 8)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 143 121 56 228
Runs scored 3,335 529 118 5,305
Batting average 19.05 12.30 7.37 19.86
100s/50s 1/13 0/0 0/0 1/25
Top score 169 45* 18* 169
Balls bowled 29,004 6,109 1,173 43,031
Wickets 514 178 65 808
Bowling average 27.65 30.13 22.93 26.98
5 wickets in innings 18 1 0 30
10 wickets in match 3 0 0 4
Best bowling 8/15 5/23 4/24 8/15
Catches/stumpings 47/– 27/– 21/– 83/–

Stuart Christopher John Broad, MBE (born 24 June 1986) is an English cricketer who plays Test cricket for the England cricket team and a former ODI and T20 captain.

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.
  • 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.

Personal life

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.

Broad supports Nottingham Forest F.C. and Leicester Tigers. During the 2017-18 Premier League Season, Broad managed to win 'Manager of the Week' in Round 37 in the official Fantasy game.

On 1 January 2021 Broad got engaged to his long term girlfriend Mollie King.

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