England prominent fast bowler Stuart Broad wants to be the go-to man for skipper Joe Root in the upcoming gruelling five-match Test series against India. In fact, the lanky bowler has all the experience under his belt – to deliver the goods for the hosts at his backyard.
Furthermore, the veteran pacer Broad doesn’t want to think too far ahead owing to his future plans. However, the paceman said he has huge aim to regain the Urn in the 2019 Ashes series. In fact, Broad has this motive on the top of his list.
Stuart Broad doesn’t want to think too far ahead.
“I think it is quite dangerous to look as far ahead as that (Ashes). It can take your mind off what is really important,” Stuart Broad told Sky Sports News.
Moreover, the Nottinghamshire-based pacer wants to fire at all cylinders, come the next Ashes series on England’s home turf.
However, Three Lions had faced an ignominious defeat of 4-0 in the previous Ashes series in Australia. Therefore, the English team will be determined to get back the coveted Urn.
Getting back the Urn is at the top of the list:
“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 is 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 (Joe Root) looks to,” Broad maintained.
Stuart Broad will like to take one step at a time. He had to sit out due to an ankle injury.
Consequently, the experienced bowler will look to test his fitness in the Nottinghamshire match against Surrey on July 22.
“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 and I am not at the stage of wanting to do that.”
Broad is going to hold the key in the series against India. The opener of the much-awaited series will take place from August 1 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.