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Full name Stuart Christopher John Broad
Born June 24, 1986, Nottingham
Current age 26 years 333 days
Major teams England, Kings XI Punjab, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 6 ft 5 in
Education Oakham School
Relation Father - BC Broad
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Dec 9-13, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 16-19, 2013 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v Pakistan at Cardiff, Aug 30, 2006 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Feb 23, 2013 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 15, 2013 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Leicestershire v Durham UCCE at Leicester, Apr 27-29, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 16-19, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||Leicestershire v Kent at Leicester, Sep 25, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Feb 23, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire at Leicester, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 15, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0, 1/64, 26*, 7/44||England||v New Zealand||Lord's||16 May 2013||Test # 2088|
|46, 4/88, 10, 0/34||Notts||v Durham||Nottingham||29 Apr 2013||FC|
|4/57, 41, 4/34||Notts||v Derbyshire||Derby||24 Apr 2013||FC|
|0/94, 16, 2/54, 6||England||v New Zealand||Auckland||22 Mar 2013||Test # 2084|
|6, 6/51, 0/32||England||v New Zealand||Wellington||14 Mar 2013||Test # 2080|
|10, 3/118||England||v New Zealand||Dunedin||6 Mar 2013||Test # 2077|
|14, 1/68, 10, 2/90||England XI||v NZ XI||Queenstown||27 Feb 2013||FC|
|2/38||England||v New Zealand||Auckland||23 Feb 2013||ODI # 3338|
|1/69||England||v New Zealand||Napier||20 Feb 2013||ODI # 3336|
|1, 1/56||England||v New Zealand||Hamilton||17 Feb 2013||ODI # 3335|
With his blond hair and baby-faced good looks, Stuart Broad was already shaping up as the Next Big Thing of English cricket when he pushed his career into overdrive in a sensational spell of bowling in the fifth and decisive Ashes Test at The Oval in 2009. With the series in the balance, Broad claimed figures of 5 for 37 in 12 overs, including 4 for 8 in 21 balls, and after that there was no coming back for Australia.
He was struck by injury for the first time in the 2010-11 winter. Ruled out of the last three Ashes Tests, he broke down again during the World Cup. However, his significance in England's future was confirmed when he was named Twenty20 captain in May 2011.
A slump in form almost cost him his Test place for the 2011 series against India but having survived the cut he responded with a Man-of-the-Series display, including the first Test match hat-trick to be recorded at Trent Bridge, in what was viewed as a career-defining period.
Broad's form with the ball was one of the few positives as England suffered a 3-0 whitewash against Pakistan in February 2012 and he began the domestic Test season in splendid form, against the West Indies at Lord's, taking 11 wickets in the match, including a Test career-best 7 for 72 in the first innings, which made him only the eighth player to earn the distinction of being on two honours boards at the home of cricket. His four in the second innings made him the first bowler to take 10 wickets or more in a match there since Ian Botham in 1978.
His form subsequently was less impressive, however. He failed to take a wicket in the opening Test against South Africa and though he claimed eight in the second match of the series, including 5 for 69 in the second innings, there were signs he was entering a lean phase in his career, confirmed when he lost his place for the third Test in India in December, after struggling with a heel injury and failing to take a wicket in either of the first two Tests.
In his early cricketing career, Broad played as an opening batsman, following the example of his father, Chris, until he suddenly shot up. Within 18 months he had transformed himself into a beanpole medium-fast bowler, gaining international recognition with the England Under-19 side and establishing himself in the Leicestershire first XI in 2005, beginning a meteoric rise that included an England A debut in only his 11th first-class match in March 2006 and a call-up to the senior one-day side five months later.
Those early years as a batsman did not go amiss. After his first eight Tests, he had racked up three half-centuries from the pivotal number eight position, and pushed his Test average above 40 - a mark his father (39.54) just missed out on over the course of his 25-match career.
His stock continued to rise on tour with England in Sri Lanka when his 11 cheap wickets helped them to a 3-2 one-day series victory. He was then called up for the subsequent Test series in December, making his debut on a slab of Colombo concrete and toiling for 36 sweaty overs.
The subsequent tour of New Zealand proved to be his real chance, however. With Matthew Hoggard and Steve Harmison both lacking form, he was selected for the Wellington Test. The decision was immediately vindicated, if not with a huge match-haul then certainly by the composure and control he showed.
The following Test in Napier, however, demonstrated his immense all-round talent. A vital 42 helped prop up England's first innings before he took 3 for 54, testing all New Zealand's batsmen with pace and bounce. That impression continued to climb during England's home season in 2008 when no less a technical purist than Geoffrey Boycott likened his tall elegant batting style to Sir Garfield Sobers.
Although he has struggled at times for consistency with his bowling, his unmistakable talent was out on show again against South Africa in Durban in 2009 as helped bowl England to a famous innings victory. It took him a while to revive that form, but when he did he looked a world-class performer.
Broad moved from Leicestershire to Nottinghamshire, his father's county, in 2008. His county appearances have been limited, naturally, but when available he has turned in several outstanding performances. In 11 Championship games for Nottinghamshire in five seasons he has picked up 55 wickets, including career-best figures of 8 for 52 against Warwickshire at Edgbaston in July 2010
NBC Denis Compton Award 2005, 2006, 2007
Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketers of the Year 2006
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