Stuart Christopher John Broad, a English cricketer and a pacer baptized as Stuart Broad plays for England. A right-arm seam bowler born in 1986 and started his professional career at Leicestershire. He is a trump card of English team.
Apart from bowling, as a batsman, he holds the second-highest ever Test score made by a number 9 after his 169 against Pakistan in 2010. He also holds records of 10 wickets haul and hat-tricks.
Originally, he began his career as a batsman but soon he changed his domain and became a fast bowler. Broad had been associated with Leicestershire since at the age of just 8. He was awarded with the Leicestershire Young Cricketers Batsman Award in 1996.
Broad made his debut in Test format in 2007 against Sri Lanka. He has played only 56 matches so far and has taken nearly 190 wickets with an average of 31.15. He has taken 5 wickets 8 times and holds a record of 10-wicket haul. He took 11 wickets in an innings against West Indies in 2012.
He also holds a record of hat trick. He took three consecutive wickets single time against India in 2011. He has also scored a ton against Pakistan and played a knock of 169 at number 9 and this is his best score in test format.
As a batsman, he has added about 1500 runs in his score card with an average of 25 including 1 century and 9 half centuries. He commenced his ODI career in 2006 against Pakistan and has played about 100 matches so far. He has taken about 152 precious wickets with an average of 28 including one 5 wicket haul.
When it comes to his batting in ODI format, Broad has scored only 400 runs with an average of 12 with a top score of just 45 (not out). In 2009, he was a part of English squad for Ashes against Australia for the first time. He performed wonderfully and gave his valuable contribution in England’s win over Australia by 2-1. He ended the tournament with an aggregate of 234 runs and 18 crucial wickets.
He was the only bowler who lead the England’s bowling with an average of 30 and took 5 wickets twice in that series from either side.
In ICC Champions Trophy conducted in the same year, he was the second highest wicket taker who took 10 wickets in 3 matches. Broad played a crucial role in ICC T20 World Cup 2010. He was announced as the man of the match in the semifinal beating Sri Lanka. In his presence, England won the same title after beating Australia. He has achieved man of the series award twice, against India and against West Indies and played a heroic performance in England’s win in both the tournaments.