Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad believes that the team’s focus needs to be exceptional for the Brisbane Test against Australia in the upcoming Ashes series.
The marquee Ashes 2021-22 series is all set to commence from December 8, with the first Test being played at the iconic Gabba stadium.
Meanwhile, Broad has opined that The Gabba holds the key to Ashes.
“We need our sole focus to be exceptional for Brisbane. The Gabba holds the key to the series because they’ve got a good record there,” Broad is quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
Australia was invincible in Test cricket at The Gabba they had not lost a Test at the venue since 1988 until earlier this year when India National Cricket Team defeated them by three wickets.
Meanwhile, Stuart Broad said that winning the Gabba Test is very important and England is well prepared for the match. He stated:
“Admittedly they lost to India, but we need to start the series well, and make sure that we’re 100% on the money at Brisbane, because we can put this Australia team under pressure on the field, and off the field, if we do our job really well to start. We’ll be very well prepared for that,”
I Don’t Feel Like I’m Behind The Eight-ball At All – Stuart Broad
The Veteran fast bowler will enter the marquee Ashes series after recovering from a calf injury that he suffered during the recent 5-match Test series against Virat Kohli-led India. However, Stuart Broad feels he is not too far behind his teammates or the opponents when it comes to preparation for the series. He asserted:
“The Aussies haven’t played for a great deal of time, a lot of our guys are playing T20 cricket, some guys haven’t played since September, so I don’t feel like I’m behind the eight-ball at all. I actually feel like I’m approaching the series mentally fresh, and ready to hit the ground running,” said Broad.