Stuart Christopher John Broad is an All rounder, especially inclined into being a right arm fast medium bowler and a Left handed batsman with the England cricket team. He has also played for the Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire cricket teams. He has been retained by the Kings XI Punjab team to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.
Broad started playing first class cricket since 2005. He made his debut in International cricket in a Twenty20 International match against Pakistan at Bristol in 2006. Broad claimed 2 wickets and gave away 35 runs in the four overs that he bowled. Pakistan won the match by 5 wickets. Two days later, he played his first One day International once again against Pakistan at Cardiff. After scoring 8 runs and remaining not out, Broad claimed a wicket before the match was abandoned.
In 2007, Broad played his first Test match against Sri Lanka at Colombo. He scored 2 runs in the first innings and was trapped leg before wicket by Mailnga. He later claimed the wicket of Vass and gave away 95 runs in the 36 overs that he bowled. The match however ended in a draw. Broad was a part of the 2007 World Cup England team.
In a total of 87 One day International matches, Broad has scored 393 runs with a strike rate of 71.58 and claimed 142 wickets at an economy of 5.20 runs per over.
He also scored a total of 1473 runs and has claimed 147 wickets at an economy of 2.99 runs per over in the 45 Test matches that he has played. He was awarded the Young Cricketer of the Year, Cricket Writers Club, 2006.
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