Playing Role - Right-Arm Bowler & Left-Hand Bat
County - Nottinghamshire & England
Date of Birth - 24 June 1986
“I love those moments when it’s time to step up.”
England fast bowler, Stuart Broad (MBE) is the second-highest wicket-taker in English test match history.
Stuart signed his first full professional contract with Leicestershire in 2005. In April he made his first-class debut for the county and started his first County Championship match in June of the same year. Stuart was awarded his county cap in 2007.
Stuart moved to Nottinghamshire in 2008. His loyalty, to the county of his birth, has been rewarded with a testimonial year in 2019.
Stuart is part of an elite group of players who have taken 500 wickets in Test match cricket. He became just the fourth seamer to achieve this milestone and only the second England player, after James Anderson to reach 500 Test wickets.
In 2005 Stuart was selected for England Under-19s. In his sole Test appearance vs. Sri Lanka Stuart took 5-17 in England’s 220 run win. He went on to make three youth ODIs in the series vs. Sri Lanka.
Stuart made his Test debut in December 2007 in the second Test vs. Sri Lanka in Colombo. He is now close to playing in 150 Test matches.
Stuart became the twelfth England player to take a hat-trick in Tests. At his “home” ground Trent Bridge, Stuart took the wickets of MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar in successive balls during the second Test vs. India in 2011.
It was at Trent Bridge again where Stuart recorded his career-best figures of 8-15 in the Ashes Test in 2015.
With the bat, Stuart has made one Test match century and thirteen half-centuries.
Stuart has written two books Broadside and My World in Cricket.
- 2006 Cricket Writers Club Young Cricketer of the Year.
- 2010 Wisden name Stuart as one of their 5 Cricketers of the Year.
- 2016 Appointed MBE in the Birthday Honours List.
- 2020 PCA Natwest Cricket Awards Test Player of the Summer.
- 2020 The ICC name start in their Test Team of the Decade.
Stuart has forged associations with:-
adidas – adidas gives Stuart the cricketing tools to master the challenges of international cricket.
The Belfry Hotel and Resort – Stuart is a brand ambassador for The Belfry. Stuart contributes to The Belfry’s media days and hosts the Stuart Broad and Joe Root Golf Challenge.
Mail on Sunday – Stuart gives his insights on the latest cricket news in his column for the Mail on Sunday.
Thrive LXP – Online learning platform Thrive LXP are Stuart’s bat sponsors.
(Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images Sport)
(Profile Update: 01/12/21)