After leading England in two World T20 events, one can firmly say that Stuart Broad is a handy limited overs bowler. His record backs that up as well, as his overall numbers have been quite fascinating for England throughout the last few years. After a horror show in the 2015 World Cup, where England couldn’t even make it to the quarter finals, Broad was rested from the ODI setup, and since then has played just a couple of ODI’s for England.
With the next edition of the ICC Champions Trophy due to be played in England next year, Broad is eager to make it to the setup. In order to do so, the lethal pacer is likely to sign up with Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL). This was confirmed by a source within the Hurricanes management, who hinted about Broad’s interests.
“Stuart Broad is one of a number of international players that we are currently in talks with,” said Michael Roberts, the General Manager of Hurricanes. “The usual process with contracting internationals is to talk to a number of players and wait and see what their availability is with their national commitments during the Big Bash League period.”Once it is clearer on a player’s availability, we can then progress talks from there.”
A couple of months ago, Broad himself stated that he was eager to play T20 cricket in order to strike form. “I’m going to look at scheduling, whether it’s home or abroad, to try to play some white-ball cricket and there might be a decent opportunity after Christmas this year because there’s not a lot of Test cricket then until, I think, July,” Broad said.
“The only way I’ll get back is by playing white-ball cricket and that’s the only way my skills will improve, too. “If I suddenly have a belting six weeks of 50-over cricket people might say, ‘Actually this bloke can bowl with the white ball. He has got a hundred-odd ODIs behind him and he could still be in the frame.'”