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Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad

Full Name: Stuart Christopher John Broad

DOB: 24th Jun 1986

Batting Style: Left Handed

Bowling Style: Right-arm fast medium

Team:
  • England
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Kings XI Punjab
  • Hobart Hurricanes
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 111 159 21 2853 20.67 169 4370 65.29 1 11 357 33 36 0
    ODIs 121 68 25 529 12.3 45* 709 74.61 0 0 35 10 27 0
    T20is 56 26 10 118 7.38 18* 118 100 0 0 7 3 21 0
    First Class 182 248 37 4576 21.69 169 7189 63.65 1 23 575 56 65 0
    List A 151 80 28 620 11.92 45* 817 75.89 0 0 42 10 32 0
    T20s 85 32 12 152 7.6 18* 149 102.01 0 0 10 3 26 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 111 204 22831 877 11352 393 28.89 2.98 58.09 8/15 14 15 2
    ODIs 121 121 6109 56 5364 178 30.13 5.27 34.32 5/23 9 1 0
    T20is 56 55 1173 2 1491 65 22.94 7.63 18.05 4/24 1 0 0
    First Class 182 329 34691 1294 17905 648 27.63 3.1 53.54 8/15 25 26 3
    List A 151 150 7496 66 6591 216 30.51 5.28 34.7 5/23 9 1 0
    T20s 85 83 1788 3 2144 100 21.44 7.19 17.88 4/24 1 0 0
    Profile

    He is no Ian Botham or Andrew Flintoff, but Stuart Broad may well become a more consistent allrounder than those two. Botham and Flintoff wowed spectators like only a few can, causing a buzz of anticipation when they bowled or walked to the wicket. A couple of sixes and out were not uncommon contributions for those two, despite many other match-winning displays. Broad might have less of an appeal in terms of revving up the atmosphere but he has an equal ability to produce magical performances when his team needs them. His five for 37 in the first innings against Australia at The Oval in 2009 swung the series and duly earned him the man of the match as England regained the Ashes. He played just two Tests in the return series in Australia before a stomach-muscle injury curtailed his tour. Broad’s counter-attacking batting against India at Trent Bridge in 2011, to turn around an England collapse, and then in the same match his penetrative bowling that included a hat-trick, single-handedly dispossessed India of the upper hand and led to an England win in what became a 4-0 whitewash. Broad is that kind of player. He can be erratic or wayward with the ball one minute but strike with a key double-wicket over the next. He can look like a number-eight batsman who is the first in a long tail in one innings but appear as a player who should be a couple of places higher in the order in another, as his fluent innings of 169 against a top Pakistan attack proved in the tainted series of 2010. Broad is a huge cog in England’s well-oiled machine but it has taken him four or five years to work out his true role in the bowling attack. Since the realisation that he is no Allan Donald, or an aggressive enforcer, he has found success more frequently. He is now prepared to sit in patiently and wait for the batsman to err.  

    Last Updated:1st Apr 2016 Author:Richard Sydenham
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