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Popular player of England cricket team: Brian Christopher Broad

by on November 8, 2012
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Popular English cricket player Brian Christopher Broad

Brian Christopher Broad, a former cricketer of the English Test cricketer, was an opening batsman and had a 25 match long international Test career in the course of which he made 6 centuries along with his participation in 34 ODIs with a reasonable enough average of above 40. Broad has immense potential but his career span for England was small. He only played 34 ODI innings but his performances through his career have been famous for being crucial for the English cricket team. In 34 ODI matches, Broad score 1361 runs at an average of 40 including 11 fifties and one century. His highest score was 106 which was also his only and debut hundred in ODI format. He played 25 test matches where he scored 1661 runs including 6 centuries and 6 fifties at an average of 39.54. His highest test innings was of 162 runs. Although the number of matches played by Broad are less compared to other players but he made a very significant contribution with his long innings. 

Broad is extensively renowned for his achievement during the Ashes series in 1986 where he made 3 impressive centuries in successive series of Tests while he demonstrated an overwhelming presence at the crease. From this point onwards, Broad became a Test official. His first-class Test debut came in 1979 when he played for Gloucestershire and won him a secure standing in the team the following summer season. When it comes to International cricket, Broad was an aggressive left-handed opening batsman and made his Test debut in 1984 for England.

It was in 2003 when Broad became an ICC Test official wherein he performed as a match referee for the Tests and ODIs. This includes the match played for the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal while he served as a match referee in the World Cup Super Eights played between WI and Australia.

He is still referred to as a player who had an influential presence on the field with a devastating aura around him. 

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