Stuart Broad lives in the present, as he speaks

Stuart Broad lives in the present, as he speaks

Stuart Broad lives in the present, as he speaks

Stuart Broad, the son of current ICC match referee Chris Broad, is a tall medium pacer who has left an impact on the England team.

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  • Stuart Broad learned not to think too far ahead after his stunning post-Ashes dismissal.
  • “Given his experience and ease in front of the media, Broad, who turns 36 one such month, would not have been the most out-of-the-box preference as captain within a week of Root’s decision to step aside – had his place in the side been secure at the time.
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  • Broad also sent the Lord’s crowd into a frenzy during an amazing three-ball turning point on the third day, removing centurion Daryl Mitchell and bowled Kyle Jamieson for a duck either side of de Grandhomme’s bizarre run-out when Broad was roaring out an unsuccessful lbw appeal.

 

Stuart Broad, the son of current ICC match referee Chris Broad, is a tall medium pacer who has left an impact on the England team. Over the years, his incredible growth attracted the attention of the recruiters.

Stuart Broad learned not to think too far ahead after his stunning post-Ashes dismissal.

The term “one game at a time” could not be more yawn-inducing, but Broad’s strategy is far more sophisticated. Broad’s counsel to himself about not viewing this week’s Test against New Zealand at Trent Bridge as perhaps his last home-ground Test rings true, just as his smart remarks to the England team mid-Ashes drubbing about focusing on the now rather than a future that might not come.

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Broad is relishing being back in the action alongside fellow seam-bowling veteran James Anderson after both were controversially dumped for England’s fateful tour of the Caribbean in March. With England looking to take an unassailable 2-0 lead after their stirring win at Lord’s, Broad is relishing being back in the action alongside fellow seam-bowling veteran James Anderson.

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“Over the winter and after Hobart, I’ve changed my thinking,” Broad said. “It isn’t about looking too far ahead; it’s about loving each week for what it is, giving it your all, and then setting for the following week.

“Jimmy is 40 this year; was he thinking four years ago that 2018 would be his finale at Old Trafford? Most likely not. That only serves to turn your attention from the rest of the week.

“I won’t realize if I’d wore the England shirt again when I started this season, so I was just appreciating every day for what it was.” I wear the Notts shirt with the same pride as the England shirt, and I’m coming into this week with the same mindset: just go on the first day, look around the stands, and understand how blessed I am to be here.

England’s five-wicket victory over New Zealand on Sunday morning was their first in ten matches since beating India at Headingley last August, and it represented the beginning of a new era for captain Ben Stokes and Test head coach Brendon McCullum.

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“Just the relaxed environment, the way we’re communicating as a team,” Broad said, “has become one of the most fun weeks we’ve had as a team.” It’s not excessively planned; it’s simply a matter of figuring out what you’ll do to feel like you’re ten feet in height.

“The mindset can be seen in the manner we attacked that target. Things went our way – the no-ball helps make it a different game – but following a score like that is no easy task. That’s a mentality issue.”

The no-ball in dispute was Colin de Grandomme’s overstep, which would have led in Stokes being removed only for one run. Stokes, who took over as captain from Joe Root before of the New Zealand series, went on to hit a crucial 54, sharing a crucial stand with Root, who scored the winning runs in an unbeaten hundred the next day after joining forces with Ben Foakes to help England beat their target of 277.

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Broad’s first match under Stokes as captain – he was previously dropped when Stokes stood in for Root against the West Indies in 2020 – and he praised the new skipper.

“From Stokesy and Baz, it’s obvious that it’s all about taking wickets,” Broad said. “It’s vital for us to start the Stokes-McCullum era with a win.” And us as a group, chasing 277 is wonderful.

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“I don’t think anyone who has been to Lord’s can say it hasn’t been fun; the style of cricket, which has been characterized as “edge-of-your-seat” at times, has got the crowd involved, and it’s something we’d like to bring to Trent Bridge.”

Despite indications of tension during in the Ashes with Root being part of the selection committee that left him out of the subsequent West Indies tour, Broad reiterated that his bond with Root remained strong.

“When Joe stood down as captain, we has spoken at length, and I told him how much he meant with me as a skipper, and what a honours it was to play under him,” Broad said. “I told him I hope he has a great time over the next few years; all the pressure is off now that he’s already a legend in the game, so he can just enjoy it.”

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“Joe and have always been great friends, but I’ve always been someone who can tell difference between work and pleasure. 
It would be pathetic if had fall out with anyone because they didn’t pick me for just team.”
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Given his experience and ease in front of the media, Broad, who turns 36 one such month, would not have been the most out-of-the-box preference as captain within a week of Root’s decision to step aside – had his place in the side been secure at the time.
During the first New Zealand Test, he undertook a leadership role on and off the field, joining Anderson and impressive debutant seamer Matthew Potts on a pre-match round of golf to buy into England’s long term planning. Broad also sent the Lord’s crowd into a frenzy during an amazing three-ball turning point on the third day, removing centurion Daryl Mitchell and bowled Kyle Jamieson for a duck either side of de Grandhomme’s bizarre run-out when Broad was roaring out an unsuccessful lbw appeal.

“I was likely depending on my experience yesterday, thinking the team needed something here,” Broad explained. “However, it adds a distinct level of pressure. You look dumb if you get the fans going, then bowl a half-volley and go for four. Nevertheless, I enjoy the added pressure. You’ll see that I’ll do it again this summer when I feel we need to have that amount of support and momentum.

“Fans say Trent Bridge and Edgbaston have the greatest Test match environments in the country, and following what was a fantastic win at Lord’s, people heading to Trent Bridge should be very enthusiastic about what’s ahead.”

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