The photograph was splashed all over the front pages of the newspapers: Stuart Broad's astonished face after a brilliant catch in the slips helped him towards a remarkable spell of eight for 15 that as good as won the Ashes for England. Once more, England were playing an exciting brand of cricket and giving their fans plenty to cheer about. Now, in Broadside: Ashes Triumph and England's New Era, Broad explains how the side bounced back from a very disappointing World Cup to rediscover the form and passion that led them to an unexpected Ashes triumph. Only a few weeks before, there had been calls for captain Alastair Cook to step down, and for Kevin Pietersen to be recalled to the side, while Broad himself appeared to be struggling to regain his pace after an injury lay-off. After a moderate series in the Caribbean, England began to find a new approach against New Zealand, which they carried through to devastating effect to win the Ashes, before taking their positive approach to new heights. Fiery and combative on the pitch, Broad is highly eloquent off it. His insights into the game and the key moments that spurred England to Ashes success will delight cricket fans everywhere, and provide a revealng portrait of the life of a modern international cricketer.
Stuart Broad made his first-class debut at the age of 19 and then played his first Test in 2007. He quickly cemented his place among the superstars of world cricket and became one of the key figures in the England set-up as they rose to become the No 1 side in the world. He has now played 98 Tests for England.
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