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England pacer Stuart Broad announces retirement from all forms of cricket

37-year-old Broad will hang up his boots from all forms of cricket after the completion of the 5th Ashes Test, i.e. on July 30 or July 31

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Stuart Broad retirement news: England vs Australia 5th Ashes Test to be his last match.

BS Web Team New Delhi
England pacer Stuart Broad announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday (July 29) after Day 3 of England vs Australia's 5th Ashes Test at The Oval in retirement. 37-year-old Broad will hang up his boots from all forms of cricket after the completion of the 5th Ashes Test.

While speaking to Skysports, Broad shocked the cricketing world with his sudden announcement of his retirement plan. 

“Tomorrow (Sunday) or Monday will be my last game of cricket. It has been a wonderful ride and a huge privilege to wear the Nottinghamshire and England badge as much as I have,” Broad told Sky Sports after Stumps on day three of England vs Australia 5th Ashes Test.
 

England was 389-9 in its second innings at the end of the third day in the fifth and final test with Anderson (8) and Broad (2) at the crease following key contributions from openers Zac Crawley (73) and Ben Duckett (42), Ben Stokes (42) and Jonny Bairstow (78).

Broad, second highest-wicket taker for England, also told Sky Sports this would be his last test, saying "I knew I wanted to leave the game loving cricket ... I wanted to walk away playing with a group of players I love to bits.

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Stuart Broad Test career


Broad made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2007 and the pacer will do down as one the greatest fast bowler. He is at the 5th spot in the list of all-time highest wicket takes in red-ball cricket.

Highest-wicket takers in Test cricket history

Most wickets in Test cricket history
 
*
1992-2010 133 1794 800 9-51 16-220 22.72 45 67
1992-2007 145 1761 708 8-71 12-128 25.41 48 37
2003-2023 183* 1696 690 7-42 11-71 26.34 32 32
1990-2008 132 1576 619 10-74 14-149 29.65 31 35
2007-2023 167* 1300 602 8-15 11-121 27.66 28 20
1993-2007 124 1470 563 8-24 10-27 21.64 28 29
1984-2001 132 1144 519 7-37 13-55 24.44 32 22
2011-2023 122 1013 496 8-50 13-154 31 22 23
2011-2023 94 871 489 7-59 13-140 23.65 24 34
2004-2019 93 660 439 7-51 11-60 22.95 27 26
1978-1994 131 1060 434 9-83 11-146 29.64 17 23 Source: ESPNcricinfo.

Alongside teammate James Anderson, who will celebrate his 41st birthday on Sunday (july 30), Broad is one of only two fast bowlers ever to pass 600 Test wickets for their country and took his 150th Ashes wicket in his final game at The Oval this week. 

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Stuart Broad International career stats

The 37-year-old fast bowler has taken 845* wickets in 56 T20 Internationals, 121 One Day Internationals, and 167 Test matches. 

Bowling Career Summary
Format M Inn Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 167 308 33574 16657 602 8 for 15 11 for 121 2.98 27.7 55.77 20 3
ODI 121 121 6109 5364 178 5 for 23 5 for 23 5.27 30.1 34.32 1 0
T20I 56 55 1173 1491 65 4 for 24 4 for 24 7.63 22.9 18.05 0 0
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Video: When Stuart Broad hit for six sixes by Yuvraj Singh in ICC T20I World Cup in 2007

Broad story in international cricket has been a rollar coaster, in 2007, the young Stuart Broad was hit for six sixes by Yuvraj Singh during a crucial match in ICC T20I World Cup.

Despite facing such humiliation, Broad ended his career as one of the best pacers cricket has ever produced.




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First Published: Jul 30 2023 | 12:08 AM IST

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