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100 Caps for Stuart Broad

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In the second test against India, 30-year-old fast bowler Stuart Broad made his 100th cap for England’s cricket team.

Broad made his debut for England back in 2007 against Sri Lanka when he was twenty-one. He’s from a cricket-mad family as his dad, Chris, also played for England making his debut in 1984.

Broad junior always thought he was a batsman until he was seventeen and then he became a bowler! This was a good move as has taken 360 test wickets for his country.

Like many successful bowlers on the world stage, he has enjoyed success when featuring in an attacking partnership.

“There is no way I would be sat here without Jimmy Anderson, because every bowler needs a partner that you feed off,” said Broad.

Stuart Broad struggled on his debut for England against Sri Lanka, in Colombo, after conceding 95 runs for one wicket for an average 28.48.

“There’s no doubt if I was a bowler in the 70s or 80s there’s a huge chance I’d have played two or three Test matches,” he concedes.

Like all his fellow England teammates, he’s currently finding life tough in India, where pitches are more likely to favour the spinners.

 

Will N and Keane, Year 6

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy