England pacer Stuart Broad has announced his retirement from cricket. He will call it quits from the game after the ongoing Ashes series. Broad announced the decision at the end of the third day of the fifth Ashes Test at the Oval. The 37-year-old has played 167 Test matches, picking 602 wickets. He has also featured in 121 ODIs and 56 T20Is.
Career of Stuart Broad
Broad, who made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2007, will go down as one of the great pacers in the sport – he sits at fifth on the all-time list of wicket-takers, and is one of only two fast bowlers to take over 600 wickets, alongside long-time bowling partner Jimmy Anderson.
He is the only English player with two hat-tricks to his name in Test cricket. His finest hour in Test cricket came against his arch-rivals Australia when put himself in cricketing folklore with a stunning 8/15 at Trent Bridge in 2015. Broad was still firing at all cylinders even at 37 years of age but decided to call time on his career while he was still at the top of his game, informing his decision to the captain last night.
Stuart Broad – ICC Ranking, Age, Career and Retirement
- ICC Ranking: As of August 1, 2023, Broad is ranked 8th in the ICC Test bowling rankings with a total of 771 points.
- Age: Broad was born on June 24, 1986, and is 37 years old.
- Career: Broad made his Test debut for England in 2007 and went on to play 167 matches, taking 604 wickets at an average of 27.68. He also played 121 ODIs, taking 178 wickets at an average of 30.13, and 56 T20Is, taking 65 wickets at an average of 22.94.
- Retirement: Broad announced his retirement from cricket on July 29, 2023, at the end of the 5th Ashes Test against Australia. He said that he wanted to “finish at the top of the game”.
Broad was a highly successful bowler for England, and his retirement is a significant loss to the team. He was a master of swing bowling, and his ability to take wickets in both the early and late stages of an innings was a major asset. He was also a reliable fielder, and took some important catches in his career.
Broad will be remembered as one of England’s greatest bowlers, and his retirement marks the end of an era.