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Famous English cricket player: Stuart Broad

by on February 22, 2011
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Famous English cricket player: Stuart Broad

  • Stuart Broad commenced his international career as a bowler and made his one day debut in 2006 against Pakistan cricket team.
  • Up till now Stuart Broad of English cricket team has played 108 one day international matches and taken 168 wickets with one five wicket haul.
  • Being a bowler his batting stats are not very impressive, as he has just scored 470 runs with 45 being his highest in an innings.
  • Broad has played 74 test matches and has taken 264 wickets in test cricket.
  • He started his career as a batsman in first class cricket but he polished himself more as a fast bowler and gained a permanent spot in the English bowling attack.
  • One blot on Broad’s career will always haunt him. It was in 2007 Twenty20 international tournament where Yuvraj hit him with six 6s in one over. This over is one  of the most expensive over so far in T20 cricket history.
  • Stuart Broad bowling performances in the 2009 Ashes series, champions trophy 2009 and 2009/2010 tour to South Africa were pretty impressive.
  • Height gives him the advantage of tackling the batsmen greatly and not allowing them to settle in well.
  • Stuart Broad is a key element in the opening bowling attack for the England cricket squad and is hoping to perform even better in the world tournament, considering his boosted confidence and form.

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