This is the player profile of English cricketer and all rounder, Stuart Broad.
Basic Details of Stuart Broad
Full Name: Stuart Christopher John Broad
Nick Name(s): Broady, Westlife, The Enforcer
Date of Birth: 24th June, 1986
Place of Birth: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Professional Details about Stuart Broad
Batting Style: Left – handed
Bowling Style: Right arm, fast medium
List A Debut: Leicestershire Vs Durham UCCE at Leicester on 27th April, 2005
First Class Debut: As above
Twenty20 Debut: Leicestershire Vs Nottinghamshire at Leicester on 27th June, 2006
Test Debut: Vs Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo on 9th December, 2007
One Day International Debut: Vs Pakistan at Cardiff on 30th August, 2006
T20 International Debut: Vs Pakistan at Bristol on 28th August, 2006
Early and Personal Life of Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad is the son of famous English cricketer Chris Broad, who played tests matches for England and is also serving currently as ICC Match Referee. Around the age of 17, Stuart Broad was only considering himself as a fast bowler. Although Stuart Broad was born in Nottingham he chose to play for Leicestershire when he turned pro. His association with Leicestershire is since he used to play for their Under 9 level cricket.
Professional Life of Stuart Broad
Just a few days before his 18th birthday, Stuart Broad played his first-ever first-class game against the Durham University Centre of Cricketing Excellence. Since then Stuart Broad was a regular part of England’s Under 19 teams and with his performance of 5 wickets for 17 runs against Sri Lanka in the first ‘un-official’ test match at Shenley, he found his place in the England A team which toured West Indies in 2005.
In August of 2006, Stuart Broad was named as Young Cricketer of the Year by the Cricket Writers’ Club. During the first ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa, Stuart Broad was hit for SIX Sixes by the Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh which made him the most expensive bowler in the history of that version of the game. Stuart Broad was named as captain of the England Cricket Team for the ICC World Twenty20, 2014 which was played in Bangladesh.
Broad played a crucial role in the tournament held in England in 2014 where he led the team towards a 3-1 series win. Post this, Broad had to undergo a knee surgery which he was delaying for a long period of time. Later, she was picked for the tri-series where Australia played hosts to England and India.
Broad hasn’t had the best experience of the world cups, but still he has played an important role in helping England to make its place in 2015. He also showed his skills while touring the UAE and South Africa. While Broad is rising up in Test format, but he is still struggling to find his place in the shorter formats i.e. ODI and T20I setup.
Broad is the second England Cricketer to get 500 Test wickets after James Anderson. He stands at the fourth position on the the list all-time highest Test wicket-takers by a fast bowler behind Anderson, McGrath and Walsh.