Stuart Broad, England, India
Stuart Broad has been playing a major role for England. (credits - Getty Images)

Last Update on: August 18th, 2018 at 12:18 pm

England’s fast bowler and new ball partner of James Anderson, Stuart Broad is anxiously waiting to return to his home ground, Nottingham for the third Test against India, starting on Saturday (August 18).

Subsequently, Broad is plying his trade of fast bowling for Nottinghamshire in the County cricket.

Stuart Broad, Jonny Bairstow
Stuart Broad has been playing a major role for England. (credits – Getty Images)

Above all, India will be eyeing to get a victory in Trent Bride to avoid England from wrapping up the five-match series in Nottingham.

On the other hand, England will be eying to make it 3-0 at Trent Bridge. Therefore, Stuart Broad is of the belief that it is a perfect setting of the series and without much efforts, England can make it to 3-0.

“It’s always a special feeling here walking through the gates. As an England side we’ve had some wonderful results here. It’s probably the perfect ground to be coming to 2-0 up. I thrive off international cricket and big series and hopefully I can perform here,” he added.


“The biggest thing is thus trying to feel as at home as you can. International sport is always trying to drag you away from your comfort zone,” Broad maintained.

Stuart Broad and expectations with him:

Concerning the stakes, Broad feels no condition can surpass the pressure when the expectations will get surmountable.

Broad, therefore, says he is well aware of the expectations that England fans are tying with him being a senior bowler.

As a result, Stuart Broad reiterated about the passion of English fans for the Test match. He said that it is difficult to be in a relaxing position with such an attendance of the crowd.

“It’s very hard to be too relaxed in a Test match. There’s the TV cameras and the massive crowd watching you,” he said.


“You always have that expectation. The older you get the expectation goes up. At 21 or 22 if you get two wickets it’s seen as a good day. At 32, if you get two wickets it’s seen as a bad day. The pressure is always on. I’m someone who needs that pressure,” he added.

Stuart Broad on his career:

Considering the touch, he is having; Broad is eyeing to prolong his career. Citing his terrific bowling against India at Lord’s, Broad set an example of how rewarding the game of cricket could be.

“I don’t look at personal milestones. They don’t really drive me on. It’s more about the moments, like we had at Lord’s on Sunday after the second Test. Four or five hours passed away just chatting and listening to music,” he said.


“You’re spurred on to want those moments again. I’m desperate to keep playing cricket for a considerable time yet. It’s moments like that and turning up here that make it so exciting. Times in the changing rooms after a win when you’ve worked so hard, there’s no better feeling. I want a good few more of those,” he concluded.

The third Test between England and India will kick off in a couple of hours time.

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