Stuart Christopher John Broad is a cricketer who plays Test, One Day, and Twenty20 international cricket for England. Chris had an early introduction to cricket, as the son of former England opener and ICC match referee Chris Broad. Stuart's professional career started at Leicestershire, the team attached to his school, Oakham School. In 1996, Stuart’s promise was already shining through, when he received the Leicestershire Young Cricketers Batsman Award.
After making his debut with Leicestershire in 2004, Stuart was a regular in the club’s first-class side, and made the England U-19 squad the following year. In 2006, he was awarded the Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year accolade. 2007 was to be his last season with Leicestershire; in 2008, he transferred to Nottinghamshire.
Perhaps Stuart’s most memorable performance was in 2009, when he played a vital role in the victorious Ashes squad, winning Man of the Match in the decisive fifth Test at the Oval. Stuart was also a member of England's championship-winning Twenty20 side in 2010, showing his immense talents both as a bowler and a batsman. In 2011, once again he earned a Man of the Match title during the series against Sri Lanka, and to this day continues to take wickets and score innings with the England squad.Read more