January 11, 2016

Stuart Broad: England's impact bowler

Over the last few years, the England fast bowler has regularly dented the opposition by getting rid of their key batsmen

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Over the last four-and-a-half years, Stuart Broad has emerged from the shadows of James Anderson and established himself as one of the leading bowlers in world cricket. His numbers match up with the best, and his ability to bring out his top game against the top batsmen has been truly impressive.

  • Since July 2011, no bowler has taken more Test wickets than Broad's 215
  • He has dismissed the opposition team's leading run-scorer 44 times in Tests, which is the highest in the period since he made his debut, and joint sixth in the all-time list
  • He has won six Man-of-the-Match awards in Tests since July 2011, second only to Rangana Herath's seven

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats