Men’s Test spells of the decade, No.1: Stuart Broad wins the Ashes in a session with 8-15
Jo Harman, magazine editor of Wisden Cricket Monthly, wrote on Wisden’s Test spell of the decade in 2019, describing a trademark hot streak from Stuart Broad, now retiring from Test cricket.
Stuart Broad 8-15
England v Australia
Fourth Ashes Test
August 6, 2015
“Jimmy [Anderson] has been the main man and I play second fiddle,” said Stuart Broad in 2016. “I’ve quite rightly and more than happily been in Jimmy’s shadow.”
But when the rare opportunities have come along for Broad to be top dog, the less celebrated half of England’s greatest ever bowling partnership has generally seized them with relish.
When an out of sorts Anderson was dropped for the first Test of England’s 2009 tour of the Caribbean, a 22-year-old Broad, playing his 11th Test, responded by taking his maiden fiv