England pacer Stuart Broad has quite recently mentioned his desire to be Joe Root’s go-to man in the 5 match contests against the Indian team. The 32-year-old will try to emulate the 2014 season’s performance in the test series which is to be played with the visiting unit.
On India’s tour of England in 2014, Broad had played a crucial role in England’s 3-1 victory over the visiting unit, as he picked up 19 wickets in the 5 contests. James Anderson and Broad forming a lethal bowling duo, with the former recognized more for his swing prowess, it would be one hell of a series for the fans of English cricket.
Stuart Broad desires to be Root’s Go-To Man
When asked about his future prospects regarding his participation in the next year’s Ashes, he said with belief that it is on his bucket list, and he could hopefully continue that further.
“I think it’s quite dangerous to look as far ahead as that. It can take your mind off what is really important.”
I don’t want to look too far ahead but a huge goal of mine is to regain the Ashes in 2019. That is number one, top of the list, but what’s going to make me a better cricketer in the short term, is to be able to be in that team fit and firing and be the guy Rooty looks to,” said the 32-year-old bowler, who now is England’s second highest wicket-taker in the longer format of the game.
Broad must take things slowly
Stuart Broad will have to play this series with caution, as he wouldn’t want to sit out of the grueling competitions owing to any form of wear and tear arising due to his performance. It was only last month when the English pacer suffered an ankle injury while playing a country game against Worcestershire.
“I really need to shorten my mindset and get things that are really reachable now and get things to push towards, rather than look to ends of careers because once you do that you slow down as a person an I am not at the stage of wanting to do that,” said the veteran of 118 games with 417 wickets under his belt.
Stuart Broad is the second highest wicket-taker for England in the longer format of the game.
Source: The Indian Express