Sturat Broad has 345 Test wickets to his name in 94 matches © Getty Images
Sturat Broad has 345 Test wickets to his name in 94 matches © Getty Images

Stuart Broad, England’s fast bowler turns 30 today. Born June 24, 1986 in Nottingham, Broad made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in December 2007. He has been England’s main strike bowler in the longer format along with James Anderson ever since. Nicknamed ‘Broady’, he has 345 Test wickets to his name in 94 matches which is also the most by a fast bowler under the age of 30. Ian Botham held that record earlier with 343 wickets. The right-arm fast medium bowler, has 178 wickets in 121 matches in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for England. A handy left-hand batsman lower down the order, Broad has also scored 2,588 runs in Tests with 169 being his highest. ALSO READ: Stuart Broad eager to make a comeback in England’s ODI squad

Broad made his way into England’s ODI side in August 2006 when England played hosts to Pakistan. His best bowling figures in ODIs are 5-23. He has although been a much better bowler in Tests for England as the stats clearly point out. The pacer has played a huge role for England against Australia in the Ashes over the years. Broad who played his first T20I for England in 2006, against Pakistan has 65 wickets 56 matches for his country. He is remembered for conceding 6 sixes in an over against Yuvraj Singh at the Inaugural edition of the World T20 in 2007.

Broad has played for English county teams such as Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire in his career. He has 575 First-class wickets to his name in 157 matches. His List A bowling records are impressive too. He has 206 wickets in 140 matches. Broad also won the Wisden Cricketer of the year award in 2010.