Stuart Broad says he has a lot of Test cricket left in him for England after starring in Ashes
A”reinvented” Stuart Broad claims he’s a great deal of Test cricket left in him after starring for England from the drawn Ashes series.
The 33-year-old chalked up 23 wickets this summer as he directed the attack from the absence of their injured James Anderson.
Broad did not play prior to Christmas in Sri Lanka and was also left out of this opening Test against West Indies at January but says those fractures enabled him to disturb his match.
“I have been very delighted with how it’s gone this summer,” said Broad, that now has 467 wickets in 132 Tests.
“I have gone from being spoken about as a decreasing cricketer being slipped out to some reinvented cricketer with more to offer.
“At 33 years old, that is a fantastic place to be. All of the hard work was worth it. Fate let me have time during the winter to work on matters.
“In Sri Lanka I did not play too far and I managed to function on a brand new run-up and stuff like my attacking intent that has paid dividends.
“I’ve not been attacking within my regions, and making batsmen play as far as I have for several decades.
“We speak about setting the tone with the ball and that I felt that this has been my very best summer for a long time in terms of doing that using all the new ball.
“I felt a duty to lead that 10 overs and I have had great energy running in. I felt like the mindset of trying to hit the stumps really paid off.”
Broad contributed hugely to Warner scoring only 95 runs at the Ashes at 10 innings – that the worst record of any batsman ever to start as many days in a Test collection.
But the seamer was left ruing the fact England could not remove Steve Smith so finely, together with all the 30-year-old racking up 774 conducts and only being discounted under 50 – by Broad at The Oval.
“I had an additional responsibility to attempt to obtain their big players outside and that’s why I did a lot of planning on Warner,” additional Broad.
“I needed to really go fuller at him, I had to try and hit his stumps and I had to attempt to forget about his external edge.
“I never dreamt I would have the success against him which I’ve had. But, clearly, that is just in this sequence.
“When we place our numbers together over the course of our professions, with how much we have performed against each other, I believe they would be quite even.
“They had one batsman [Smith] who has been a 15 out of 10 and we have not had that, which has been a massive difference.
“We’d have really liked to acquire the series but should we sit in a week’s time with no emotion, it is most likely the correct result.”
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