Stuart Broad

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Stuart Broad
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Personal information
Full name Stuart Christopher John Broad
Born (1986-06-24) 24 June 1986 (age 28)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Nickname Broady, Westlife, The Enforcer[1]
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler,[2] Twenty20 captain
Relations BC Broad (father)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 638) 9 December 2007 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 15 August 2014 v India
ODI debut (cap 197) 30 August 2006 v Pakistan
Last ODI 5 March 2014 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 8 (prev. 39)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005–2007 Leicestershire
2008– Nottinghamshire
2011–2012 Kings XI Punjab
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 74 108 131 126
Runs scored 2,193 470 3,403 516
Batting average 24.09 12.70 22.99 12.00
100s/50s 1/10 0/0 1/17 0/0
Top score 169 45* 169 45*
Balls bowled 15,515 5,472 25,256 6,296
Wickets 264 168 478 196
Bowling average 29.90 28.37 28.17 27.97
5 wickets in innings 12 1 22 1
10 wickets in match 2 n/a 3 n/a
Best bowling 7/44 5/23 8/52 5/23
Catches/stumpings 21/– 25/– 41/– 27/–
Source: CricketArchive, 18 August 2014

Stuart Christopher John Broad (born 24 June 1986) is a cricketer who plays Test and One Day International cricket for England and is currently the captain of their Twenty20 team. A left-handed batsman and right-arm seam bowler, Broad's professional career started at Leicestershire, the team attached to his school, Oakham School; 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.

At the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 tournament, Broad entered cricketing history by conceding a record-setting six sixes in a single over to Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh. The over stands as the most expensive fully completed over bowled in International-level T20 cricket.

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.[3] As a batsman, he holds the second-highest ever Test score made by a number 9 after his 169, his first 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. Broad has achieved the best ICC player rankings of his career at number 3.[4]

Early life[edit]

Broad originally started his career as an opening batsman, following in the footsteps of his father, the former England opener and current ICC match referee Chris Broad. It was not until he was 17 and had a growth spurt that he started to consider being a fast bowler.[5] Broad had been associated with Leicestershire since he was 8 years old having represented them at Under-9 level. Broad learned most of his adult cricket at Melton Mowbray club Egerton Park who also produced England seamer Tim Munton. He played for the club from the ages of 9–19; in his final two seasons he opened the batting with fellow Leicestershire player Matthew Boyce and spearheaded the attack. He was awarded with the Leicestershire Young Cricketers Batsman Award in 1996.[5]

Before he was 17, he also played field hockey as a goalkeeper, and had trialled with England national field hockey team[1]

Education[edit]

Broad was educated at Oakham School, a co-educational independent school in the market town of Oakham in Rutland, where he was in the same year as England Rugby back-row Tom Croft.[5] Broad finished his school career with three B grades at A-level; given the choice of a place at Durham University or a contract with Leicestershire County Cricket Club.[5]

Domestic career[edit]

Broad played his first game for Leicestershire 2nd XI in 2004 just before his 18th birthday and impressed enough to be given a full contract for the following season. Broad continued to impress Director of Cricket James Whitaker and made his first-class debut early in the 2005 season against Durham University Centre of Cricketing Excellence. He returned credible figures of 1/40 from 15 overs. His maiden first-class wicket was that of Nick Lamb. Broad followed this appearance with his first County Championship appearance against Somerset at the familiar location of Oakham. Broad impressed yet again when, against a batting line up which included Graeme Smith and Sanath Jayasuriya, he finished with figures of two for 61 in a game ruined by the rain.[citation needed] By the end of the season Broad had become a regular fixture in Leicestershire's first-class side, playing their last four Championship fixtures and getting his one-day debut in the very final National League fixture of the season, taking two for 40 against Kent Spitfires.

In the 2006 season Broad took his first 5 wicket haul against championship favourites Surrey and scored his first championship 50 against Derbyshire. His most eye-catching performances have been in the Twenty20 Cup, where his economy of 4.50 was the second-best of the season of bowlers with more than 15 overs bowled.[6] In the County Championship Broad played twelve of Leicestershire's 13 matches until called up for England, and his 44 wickets at an average of 31.38 meant he led his county both in terms of wickets and bowling average.[7] On 23 August 2007 it was announced that Broad would be leaving Leicestershire at the end of the season to join Nottinghamshire, after choosing not to renew his contract and to return to his home county.[8] In the 2013 season, Broad played in the final of the Yorkshire Bank 40 tournament. He was out for a duck and got three wickets in his last over wrapping up the game against Glamorgan.[9]

England career[edit]

Development[edit]

Broad played for the England Under-19 squad in 2005, facing the Sri Lankan U-19 squad, and took five for seventeen in the first "test" at Shenley.[citation needed] He was named in the ECB National Academy squad for the winter of 2005–06 and was then called up to the England "A" squad touring the West Indies, as a replacement for James Anderson, who had been drafted into the Test side touring India. In April 2006, Broad was again called up to the England A squad, facing the touring Sri Lankan team.

Broad was also included in the ECB's 25-man development squad for the 2006 season. David Graveney, the chairman of selectors, said, "The squad essentially enables the England Head Coach (Duncan Fletcher), working with his support staff and the National Academy staff, to monitor more closely the development of international players and better prepare them for the demands of the international game."[citation needed]

2006 Pakistan[edit]

On 23 August 2006, Broad was included in the England one-day squad for the one-day internationals against Pakistan, and a couple of days later was named Young Cricketer of the Year by the Cricket Writers' Club.[10] On 28 August, Broad made his first England appearance, in the Twenty20 International against Pakistan. Broad bowled four overs for 35 runs, and took two wickets in two balls, Shoaib Malik and Younis Khan, and narrowly missed out on a hat-trick, after a lofted shot from Shahid Afridi fell just short of Kevin Pietersen.[11] On 30 August, he made his ODI debut, taking a wicket in his first over, as well as being involved in a last-wicket partnership of 29 with Darren Gough. In the third ODI on 5 September 2006, Broad once again found himself on a hat-trick with the wickets of Abdul Razzaq and Kamran Akmal, but again missed out on the third. He bowled ten overs and ended with figures of three for 57 with one maiden.

2007 West Indies and India[edit]

Broad was left out of the squad for the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy and the 2006-07 Commonwealth Bank Series. However, he was called up for the finals in the latter following injuries to Jon Lewis and Chris Tremlett.[12] He was also called into England's squad as a replacement partway through the 2007 World Cup. He finished the tournament by scoring the winning runs in England's final match against the West Indies.[13]

Broad also featured in the ODI squad at the end of the West Indies tour of England in summer 2007, taking three for twenty in the first match to take England to a 1–0 lead in the ODI series.[14] In the second ODI he took 2–49 but England lost the match by 61 runs. Broad was expensive in the final match of the series, conceding 71 runs for no wickets.

He took his first wicket against India in the ODI against them in the second match at Bristol. On 30 August, he took career-best bowling figures of four for 51 as England bowled out India for 212 in the fourth match of the summer's ODI series. Broad also hit an unbeaten 45 to take his first ODI Man of the Match award. The definitive unbeaten partnership of 99 runs he shared with Ravi Bopara is a record eighth-wicket stand for England in ODIs.[15] He bowled poorly in the next match, taking 1–84 as India won by 38 runs. He took 2–46 at the Oval but India narrowly won the match by 2 runs.

2007 T20 World Cup[edit]

Broad took 1–29 in the opening match of the 2007 world T20 against Zimbabwe. He followed this up by taking 0–23 against Australia as England lost by eight wickets. He took 3–37 against South Africa but England suffered another defeat, this time by 19 runs. He took 1–35 against New Zealand but could not prevent another defeat for England.

On 19 September 2007, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes from one Broad over in a group match at Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban, South Africa, during 2007's ICC World Twenty20.[16] This was the fourth time the feat had been performed in senior cricket and the only time in Twenty20 cricket. The performance has never been repeated in any form of the game in international cricket against a leading bowler from a major cricketing country.[17] The 36-runs from the Broad over helped Yuvraj Singh make the quickest 50 in international cricket, off just 12 balls. Referring to this rarest of rare occurrences as "Yuvraj's magic moment", Phil Long of BBC's Test Match Special blogged: "Every so often you have to take off your England sunhat, sit back and enjoy a once-in-lifetime 'I was there' moment."[18]

2007 Sri Lanka[edit]

Broad enjoyed a hugely successful ODI series in Sri Lanka in October 2007, taking eleven wickets in the series at an average of 19.27. He took figures of 2–54 in the first match and followed this up with 2–42 in the second match. In the third match of the series Broad made an unbeaten 20 with the bat and took another two wickets. In the final match of the series he took 3–36 and although England lost the match by over 100 runs, they won the series three-two to record its first ever ODI series win in Sri Lanka.[19] This resulted Broad a test debut against Sri Lanka. In a high scoring game, Broad could only manage to take 1 wicket, conceding 95 runs in the process as the match ended in a draw.

2008 New Zealand[edit]

Broad went on to have an equally successful ODI series against New Zealand. Although England fell to a three-one defeat, Broad was the leading wicket taker and held the highest batting average, 52, in the England team.[20] During the tour of New Zealand in 2008, Broad, along with Alastair Cook and James Anderson, posed naked for the Cosmopolitan paper with just a cricket bat for coverup.[21] England won the first Test against New Zealand by 121 runs, with Broad taking figures of 3–54 to help England win the game.

In the first Test against New Zeland on home soil, Broad took three wickets in the match. England won the second match by six wickets, although Broad picked up no wickets in the match. On 6 June 2008, Broad scored his maiden Test fifty against New Zealand at Trent Bridge, making 64 before being bowled by Chris Martin. In the first ODI against New Zeland Broad took 2–14, before taking another two wickets in the final match of the series, conceding fifty runs in the process.

2008 South Africa and India[edit]

He made his second Test fifty in July 2008, in the Test series against South Africa, scoring a new best of 76. In the Second Test at Headingley, Broad contributed seventeen runs in the first innings, as England was bowled out on the first day for 203. In the second innings, with the match already lost, Broad top-scored with 67 in an innings that included some impressive drives through midwicket and cover, giving further evidence of his batsmanship. After this, his Test batting average rose above forty. His performances with the bat have led pundits to suggest that he may become a genuine all rounder, with Geoffrey Boycott comparing him to Garfield Sobers: "He's a wonderful player. There's a little bit of Sobers in him".[22] Broad was surprisingly dropped for the following Test at Edgbaston, making way for the returning Paul Collingwood. England captain Michael Vaughan said he was left out because of his bowling, but the decision has been criticised: Collingwood was no better a bowler than Broad, and Broad's batsmanship quite encouraging.[citation needed] Broad duly took seven wickets for Nottinghamshire against Durham while the Test was being played.

On 26 August 2008, he recorded the first five-wicket haul in his international career with best figures of five for 23 against South Africa at his home ground in the second ODI of the series, with England winning the series 4–0 with Broad taking 8 wickets within the series at an average of 18.4 and shooting up to 4th in the ICC ODI world rankings, the highest by far in his career and by any English bowler since Andrew Flintoff in 2003.

In the second ODI against India Broad performed well, taking figures of 4–55. He took 1–36 in the next match as England lost by 18 runs. In the final match of the series he took 1–54, but England lost again, this time by six wickets. In the second Test against India, Broad was ineffectual with the ball. He took 1–84 in a India's first innings before taking 1–50 in India's second innings as the match ended in a draw.

2009 West Indies and T20 World Cup[edit]

On 26 May 2009, Broad was named Man of the Series (one-day) against the West Indies in England. He took a total of six wickets, and England won the series two-nil after the first ODI was rained out. In the adjacent Test series, in which the home side fairly routed its opponents, Broad's wickets came at an average of just eighteen – "further evidence," reckoned journalist Nick Hoult, "of the top class international cricketer that lurks within. His bowling, particularly the variety he has added to his game, makes him a potential Ashes star [...]."[23]

On 5 June 2009, Netherlands defeated England by four wickets in the first match of the ICC World Twenty20.[24] The Netherlands needed seven to win from the final over with Broad bowling. He spurned two run-out opportunities from the first two balls, and dropped a catch off the third. The Dutch needed two runs from the final ball to win, and got them after Broad picked up the ball in his follow through and, attempting to win the match, overthrew, missing his third run-out opportunity of the over and allowing the batsmen to come back for the match-clinching second run.[25] in the next match against Pakistan, he took 3–17 to help England win by 48 runs. England also beat India by 3 runs. Although Broad failed to take a wicket, he bowled his four overs for just 21 runs to help England secure a narrow victory. England lost their final game of the tournament against the West Indies, with Broad taking 1–20.

2009 Ashes[edit]

In July 2009, Broad was named in The Ashes squad to face Australia for the first Test at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff – his maiden Ashes Test. He scored a 22-ball 19 in England's first-innings total of 435, but in 32 overs he took just one wicket (that of Michael Clarke, caught behind for 83) as Australia amassed 674 for 6 declared, with four centurions. Nonetheless, his final-day 14 proved crucial, keeping the Australians at bay alongside Paul Collingwood for a minute over an hour before James Anderson and Monty Panesar blocked out the final 11½ overs to salvage an unlikely draw.[26]

The second Test at Lord's saw Broad take three wickets, including the important wicket of Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, bowled off an inside-edged cut for 38 as England pursued victory, and took a diving outfield catch to remove the opener Simon Katich in the first innings, as England took a 1–0 lead in the series.[27]

Though he took no wickets in the first innings of the third Test at Edgbaston, Broad hit a 64-ball 55 to extend England's first-innings lead to 114. On the final day, Broad took two of the three wickets to fall: Mike Hussey for 64 and, late in the day, Marcus North for 96. Nonetheless, Australia drew the match with ease.[28]

In the fourth Test at Headingley, Broad took his place in an England first-innings collapse, clipping Stuart Clark to square leg for 3 as Australia's seam attack bowled England out for 102. As Australia scored 445, Broad took six wickets for 91 in Australia's only innings, at that time his best first-class innings return, and in the second innings contributed a rapid 61 from 48 balls, though he could not avert an innings defeat.[29]

England therefore started the fifth Test at the Oval with the series level at 1–1, with a victory required to secure the Ashes. He took 5 for 37 in the afternoon session of the second day, taking five of the first seven wickets to fall to take the Australian innings from 73/0 to 111/7 and eventually 160 all out. He also contributed 37 and 29 with the bat, and on the final day took the wicket of Shane Watson lbw for 40, the second wicket to fall in consecutive overs to start Australia's collapse, winning the Man of the Match award as England won by 197 runs to regain the 'Ashes' 2–1.[30]

He finished the tour with an aggregate of 234 runs and 18 wickets, leading England's bowling figures both in wickets taken and in bowling average (30.22). Though three Australian bowlers took more wickets, Broad was the only bowler from either side to claim two five-wicket innings hauls during the series.[31]

2009 ICC Champions Trophy[edit]

This was a good tournament for Broad. He was the second highest wicket taker overall throughout the tournament with 10 wickets in 3 matches, only behind Wayne Parnell who took 11 in the same amount of matches. In the first match of the tournament against Sri Lanka he took 3–49 in a winning effort. He followed it up with a 3–67 vs South Africa, putting England through to the semi finals. He then took 4–39 vs New Zealand in a losing effort after England had already been bowled out for 146, with New Zealand making the runs in just 27.1 overs. This was his last game in the tournament with Broad picking up an injury that kept him out of the semi finals, which England lost to Australia.

2009/2010 South Africa[edit]

Broad's injuries continued through to the tour of South Africa, keeping him out of the two twenty20 matches, which both ended up being abandoned. The weather affected the 1st One Day International which was probably an advantage for Broad and the England team with Broad being fit for the 3rd ODI, with England winning the second ODI by 7 wickets after Paul Collingwood and Jonathan Trott had a partnership of 162 with Collingwood getting 105.

When Broad returned he instantly made an impact with numerous wickets but turned out to be very expensive. With his first game getting figures of 4–71, England suffered defeat by 112 runs. Broad improved on his economy rate in the 4th ODI with figures of 2–30 from 9.5 overs. This backed up James Anderson who took 5–23. The final game was rained off before a ball was bowled to leave England with a 2–1 victory and only the second team to win a one day series vs South Africa in South Africa.

Broad struggled in the First test in Centurion with only taking 1–74 in the first innings and 2–54 in the second. His batting was unsuccessful, getting only 17 and a duck. The duck was during a dramatic collapse where England went from 205–4 to 218–9 with Graham Onions batting out the final over to save the test.

In the second test Broad showed good form with the ball with 2–44 in the first innings but then taking 4–43 in the second dismissing Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers and JP Duminy all within 3 overs. He took the wicket of Mark Boucher the next day to leave Graeme Swann to dismiss the rest of the South African line up. This gave England an innings and 98 run victory. After this test Broad went up to 7th in the ICC Test bowling rankings, the highest in his career. During this tour he declined to play in the IPL with Jimmy Anderson on the grounds he wanted to focus on his Test cricket first, and feared injury in the IPL.

2010 Bangladesh, ICC World T20, Australia and Pakistan[edit]

After South Africa, England toured Bangladesh, playing three ODIs and two Test matches. Injuries to Anderson, Onions and Sidebottom meant that Broad was the leader of a relatively inexperienced pace attack. However, an injury before the Test series meant that he wasn't fully fit and was outbowled by Tim Bresnan and debutant Steven Finn.

England then travelled to the West Indies for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20. England won the tournament, beating Australia in the final. Broad won the man of the match award against Sri Lanka in the semi-final, and overall took 8 wickets at an average of 17.50.

Back in England, Broad was rested for the home series against Bangladesh before returning to the side for a 5-match ODI series against Australia. England won the first three games to take the series, with Broad named man of the match in the second game after bowling figures of 4–44. England lost the last two games, though Broad did achieve another four-wicket haul in the fifth game to finish the series with an average of 19.83. The ODIs against Bangladesh were less note-worthy – England won 2–1 with Broad taking 4 wickets.

In the home series against Pakistan, Broad was involved in a disciplinary incident in the second Test. After Pakistani batsman Zulqarnain Haider defended a ball bowled by Broad down the pitch, Broad picked the ball up and threw it at Haider, striking him on the hand. Broad was fined 50% of his match fee.

In the final Test of the series, Broad reached his maiden Test century at Lord's. Coming to the crease at 102–7, he scored 169 and put on a 332-run partnership with fellow centurion Jonathan Trott; a world record for an eight-wicket partnership.[32] It was his first century in all forms of cricket since an under-19's match for Leicestershire and saw his name go on the Lord's batting honours board, a feat that his father never achieved. He also surpassed his father's Test best of 162, and they became the first father and son both to score centuries for England in Test match cricket. His efforts both with the bat and with the ball (he also took three wickets during the match and made a direct-hit run out) earned him the man of the match award.

2010/2011 Ashes Series[edit]

Broad bowling against Sri Lanka at Lord's in June 2011

Broad had an indifferent tour of Australia, which was cut short due to injury. He started with a half-century in a warm-up game, and overall took 6 wickets over the two games against Western Australia and South Australia.[33][34] In the first Test at The Gabba, Brisbane, he fell for a golden duck in England's innings, the final victim of Peter Siddle's hat-trick. Wicketless in Australia's first innings, he had Simon Katich caught in the second as the Test was drawn.[35] In the second Test at Adelaide, he finished Australia's first innings off with the wicket of Brad Haddin, but a stomach muscle injury limited his participation in the second where England won by an innings.[36] That injury was revealed to be a muscle tear, and it ruled Broad out of the remaining three Tests and the one-day series that followed.[37] He was not missed for the rest of the Test series but he was for the ODIs because England were plagued by injuries throughout the 6–1 series defeat.

2011 India[edit]

After a difficult series against Sri Lanka[38] there was much pressure on the England selectors to drop him for the upcoming series against world number 1 India.[39] However, Broad was named in the side for the first test at Lord's and ended with match figures of 7–94, as well as scoring an unbeaten 74 in the second innings, as England won by 196 runs.[40] His good form with both bat and ball continued in the second test. Top scoring with an aggressive 64 in the first innings, he helped England recover from 124–8 to 221 all out before achieving his career best figures of 6–46 in India's first innings. This included a hat-trick, taking the wickets of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar in consecutive balls, the first ever hat-trick taken against India. Broad took five wickets from his final 16 balls of the innings, without conceding a single run.[41] With a positive second innings contribution with both bat and ball (44 runs with the bat and then two wickets, including the final wicket of the match) Broad was named Man of the Match.[42] In the Third Test at Edgbaston, Broad took four wickets along with Tim Bresnan to bowl India out cheaply. In England's innings he was not needed as Alistair Cook scored 294 to pass 700. Broad took two wickets in the second innings to beat India and for England to become World number 1 in Test Cricket. Broad made a lesser impact in the fourth Test with him taking two wickets in both India's innings and he did not bat due to an early declaration.

2011/2012 Pakistan and Sri Lanka[edit]

In the first Test against Pakistan Broad took 3–84 in the first innings. However, England suffered a ten wicket defeat as the batsmen struggled to acclimatise to sub continent conditions. Broad took 4–47 in the next match but another batting collapse saw England lose the match again to go 2–0 down in the three match series. In the final match Broad took 4–36 in the first innings to help bowl out Pakistan for 99. However, Pakistan made over 300 in their second innings to build up a lead. England were unable to chase down their target and went on to lose the series 3–0.England lost their fourth straight match, this time against Sri Lanka as the batsmen continued to struggle. Broad took just two wickets in the match, although he made 33 runs with the bat in the match, and was not out in the second innings.

2012 West Indies and South Africa[edit]

Broad started off his summer with his best international innings yet, of 7–72, against the West Indies, at Lord's, the first test match of the series, was started with a bang as he was able to get a five wicket haul at the home of cricket, Lord's, becoming only the 8th player to join an elite club of all-rounders to be on both honours boards, after his maiden test century of 169 against Pakistan in 2010.[43]

He soon followed this up by taking 4 more wickets in the next innings, missing a possible hat trick however, to get Test best figures of 11 for 165, being the first to take a 10 wicket haul at Lord's since Ian Botham in 1978. He had to wait until after Lunch on the 4th day to take the last 3 wickets he needed for the haul. He was named Man of the Match the next day after England won by 5 wickets, in a chase of 191.[44]

Broad followed the performance by taking four wickets in second test which England also won. He was rested for the last Test match against the West Indies along with James Anderson. However the game was heavily disrupted by rain and the game ended as a draw. England won the following One Day series 2–0 with the third game being abandoned because of rain. On Broad's 26th birthday, he captained the team to a comfortable victory with Notts team mate Alex Hales scoring 99. He was then named in the squad to play Australia in a five match ODI series. Broad's bowling was overshadowed by Steven Finn who took 11 wickets in four games compared to Broad's 5.

Broad was picked in the first Test against South Africa but failed to take a wicket. He added 16 with The bat in England's first innings of 386. Broad and the England bowlers struggled in South Africa's innings of 637–2 with Hashim Amla scoring a triple century (the first South African to do so) with Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith also scoring centuries. In the second innings Broad was out for a duck as England lost by an innings and 12 runs. In the second Test, South Africa scored 419 in the first innings with Broad taking 3–96. He then scored 1 run in England's innings of 425. Broad then had a burst of wickets on the last day with the wickets of AB de Villiers and JP Duminy in successive deliveries. He finished with figures of 5–69 as England couldn't reach the target and the game ended in a draw. In the following Test, Broad was pushed up the order to number 8 after Tim Bresnan was left out. Broad only managed one wicket in South Africa's first innings of 309. He then added 16 in England's first innings of 315. Broad, who had been down on pace all summer struggled as he took 2–76 as South Africa set England 346 to win. England lost by 51 runs, Broad adding 37 runs.

2013 New Zealand[edit]

On the fifth day of the 3rd Test against New Zealand, Broad set a new record for the longest time spent at the crease without scoring a run, with 103 minutes out in the middle. The previous record was 101 minutes set by New Zealander Geoff Allott against South Africa in 1999.[45]

On the 19 May, in the First Test against New Zealand at Lord's, Broad took career best figures of 7/44 in the second innings of the match. In England's second innings, he also contributed 26 runs to their total of 213.[46]

2013 Ashes series[edit]

In the first test of the 2013 Ashes held at Trent Bridge, Broad controversially stood his ground after being incorrectly given not out when edging an Ashton Agar delivery to wicket keeper Brad Haddin. The ball deflected off Haddin's gloves and was caught by Australia captain Michael Clarke.[47][48][49] Broad was on 37 at the time of the incident[50] and went to make 65, sharing a partnership of 138 with Ian Bell.[51] England went on to win the match by 14 runs with Broad taking the wickets of Shane Watson and Clarke in Australia's second innings.[51]

On 2 August 2013, Broad took his 200th test wicket, bowling Clarke in the first innings of the drawn third Ashes test at Old Trafford.[52]

In the fourth test, at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, Broad took eleven wickets and was named man of the match as England ensured a series win.[53] In the first innings, he took 5–71, including a spell of 3–12 in the morning session of day 2 where he removed David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Clarke to reduce Australia to 49–3.[54][55] In their second innings, chasing 299 to win, Australia had made 174–3 when Broad took the wicket Clarke for the fifth time in the series with the first delivery after a drinks break. In this spell he took 6–20 from 45 balls,[56] including the final Australian wicket, to bowl Australia out for 224 and win the match by 74 runs.[57] Broad ended the match with his best test bowling match figures of 11–121.[58]

2013/2014 Ashes series[edit]

Broad was England's leading wicket taker in the first test of the 2013–14 Ashes series at the Gabba in Brisbane, taking 6–81 in the first innings and ending with match figures of 8–136, in the match that England lost in four days by 381 runs.[59] In the second test Broad took 3–98 in Australia's first innings, but as England struggled he only bowled six overs in the second innings as Australia romped to victory. Broad took 3–100 in the third test but was then injured by a delivery from Mitchell Johnson, which dismissed him for just 5. The injury which Broad obtained prevented him from bowling in the second innings, as England went on to lose the game and the series. Broad was declared fit for the fourth test and took 3–45 in the Australian first innings, but struggled in the second, bowling 10 wicketless overs for 58 runs. In the final test, Broad batted well, making an unbeaten 30 in the first innings and then 42 in the second. England went on to lose the game and the series 5–0, leading to the England team being heavily criticised. Despite this, Broad was one of the few members of the team to come out of the series with any credibility.

2014 West Indies and T20 World Cup[edit]

Broad continued as captain for the tour of the West Indies. This included three ODI games and three 20/20 games. In the ODI series England won 2–1 with Broad bringing England home in the 2nd game with a knock of 28 not out. In the third game he took 2–58 as England won by 25 runs. He only played in the first T20 game as England lost by 27 runs, with Broad taking figures of 0–26.

Broad was named the Captain of the England Cricket Team for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Broad did not take a wicket in the first two games as England lost to New Zealand and beat Sri Lanka. In the third game against South Africa, Broad took 1–33 but England lost the match to end their hopes of qualifying. He took 3–24 against the Netherlands, but he was unable to prevent an embarrassing defeat for England which saw them lose to the minnows.

2014 Sri Lanka and India[edit]

In the first Test Test Broad could only manage one wicket in Sri Lanka's first innings, although he took three in Sri Lanka's second innings as England came close to winning the match. In the second test against Sri Lanka at Headingley Broad became only the fourth player, and first Englishman to take two test hat-tricks, although he needed to be informed of this by the PA system as he was unaware. England went on to lose the game after James Anderson was dismissed in the penultimate ball of the match, meaning England lost the series 1–0.

Broad bowled well on a good batting pitch in the first game of the series against India, taking four wickets in the match. However, in the second game he was accused of bowling badly in the first innings as India won the match to go 1–0 up in the series. Broad's form improved in the next game, as he took 3–66 in the first innings to help England win the game and level the series. He took figures of 6–25 in India's first innings of the next game to help dismiss them for 152. Broad was badly injured while batting and was later revealed he had broken his nose. Broad was later named man of the match. Despite being an injury doubt, Broad took part in the final test, taking 3 wickets in the match and scoring 37 to help England secure a 3–1 series win.

Stuart Broad in the Royal Box, Wimbledon 2014

Personal life[edit]

Broad's sister Gemma works for the England team as a team analyst.[60] He supports Nottingham Forest F.C. and Leicester Tigers.[61] Stuart's stepmother Michelle "Miche" Broad committed suicide in July 2010. She was suffering with motor neurone disease.[62] His family has since founded The Broad Appeal to raise awareness for MND, and to try and find a cure.[63]

Achievements and honours[edit]

Test Centuries[edit]

Stuart Broad's Test Centuries
Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Date
[1] 169 32  Pakistan United Kingdom London, England, United Kingdom Lord's 26 August 2010

Test Match 5-Wicket Hauls[edit]

Stuart Broad's Test 5-Wicket Hauls
Figure Match Against City/Country Venue Date
[1] 5/85 11  West Indies Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica Sabina Park 26 May 2009
[2] 6/91 21  Australia United Kingdom Leeds, England, United Kingdom Headingley Stadium 8 August 2009
[3] 5/37 22  Australia United Kingdom London, England, United Kingdom The Oval 20 August 2009
[4] 6/46 39  India United Kingdom Nottingham, England, United Kingdom Trent Bridge 29 July 2011
[5] 7/72 46  West Indies United Kingdom London, England, United Kingdom Lord's 21 May 2012
[6] 5/69 49  South Africa United Kingdom Leeds, England, United Kingdom Headingley Stadium 6 August 2012
[7] 6/51 54  New Zealand New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Basin Reserve 16 March 2013
[8] 7/44 56  New Zealand United Kingdom London, England, United Kingdom Lord's 19 May 2013
[9] 5/71 61  Australia United Kingdom Durham, England, United Kingdom Riverside Ground 11 August 2013
[10] 6/50 61  Australia United Kingdom Durham, England, United Kingdom Riverside Ground 12 August 2013
[11] 6/81 63  Australia Australia Brisbane, Australia The Gabba 21 November 2013
[12] 6/25 73  India United Kingdom Manchester, England, United Kingdom Old Trafford 7 August 2014

Test Match 10-Wicket Hauls[edit]

Stuart Broad's 10-Wicket Hauls
Figure Match Against City/Country Venue Date
[1] 11/165 46  West Indies United Kingdom London, England, United Kingdom Lord's 21 May 2012
[2] 11/121 61  Australia United Kingdom Durham, England, United Kingdom Riverside Ground 12 Aug 2013

One Day International 5-Wicket Hauls[edit]

Stuart Broad's One Day International 5-Wicket Hauls
Figure Match Against City/Country Venue Date
[1] 5/23 34  South Africa United Kingdom Nottingham, England, United Kingdom Trent Bridge 26 August 2008

Test Match Hat-tricks[edit]

Stuart Broad's Hat-tricks
Match Against City/Country Venue Date
[1] 39  India Nottingham, England Trent Bridge, Nottingham 29 July 2011
[2] 69  Sri Lanka Leeds, England Headingley Stadium, Leeds 20 June 2014

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Man of the series awards[edit]

Date Format Opponent Result
21–26 May 2009 One Day International West Indies Cricket Board West Indies England won the series 2–0
21 July – 22 August 2011 Test  India England won the series 4–0

Man of the match awards[edit]

Man of the Match Awards – International Cricket[65]
Stuart Broad has won 7 Man of the Match awards in Test cricket.
No Test Versus Date Venue City/Country Inns Runs Bowling Result
1 Fifth Test  Australia 20 August 2009 The Oval London, England 1st 37 5/37 England Eng won by 197 runs
2nd 29 1/71
2 Fourth Test  Pakistan 26 August 2010 Lord's London, England 1st 169 2/10 England Eng won by an innings and 225 runs
2nd 1/24
3 Second Test  India 29 July 2011 Trent Bridge Nottingham, England 1st 64 6/46 England Eng won by 319 runs
2nd 44 2/30
4 First Test  West Indies 21 May 2012 Lord's London, England 1st 10 7/72 England Eng won by 5 wickets
2nd 4/93
5 First Test  New Zealand 19 May 2013 Lord's London, England 1st 0 1/64 England Eng won by 170 runs
2nd 26 7/44
6 Fourth Test  Australia 12 Aug 2013 Riverside Ground Durham, England 1st 3 5/71 England Eng won by 74 runs
2nd 13 6/50
7 Fourth Test  India 7 Aug 2014 Old Trafford Manchester, England 1st 12 (Retired hurt) 6/25 England Eng won by an innings and 54 runs
2nd - Injured
Stuart Broad has won 2 Man of the Match awards in ODI cricket.
No Match Versus Date Venue City/Country Runs Bowling Result
1 Fourth ODI  India 30 August 2007 Old Trafford Manchester, England 45* 4/51 England Eng won by 3 wickets
2 Second ODI  South Africa 26 August 2008 Trent Bridge Nottingham, England 5/23 England Eng won by 10 wickets

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