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England fast bowler, Stuart Broad might be dropped from the for the Sri Lanka tour which is going to start from mid-October after following a gruelling home Test series against India.

However, cricketers do not like to shuffle them like playing cards. Australia had dropped top-order batsman Usman Khawaja when they were in Asia: not unreasonably, he is averaging 14.62.

It creates a lot of instability in the team I reckon, going in and out for everyone, I’m not really sure why they do it now,” Khawaja added.

Meanwhile, Khawaja’s point of view is quite understandable. He said that the essence of Test cricket varies and has been depending on the conditions.

However, it just does not follow that for England, the best players to win this Test at The Oval. They might be the best ones to win at Galle in two months time. Under Ed Smith, Stuart Broad is also playing continuous cricket in recent times.

Meanwhile, Smith added that if a team has 16 or 17 core cricketers, then they should have a strong team culture.

England Might Rest Stuart Broad For the Sri Lanka Tour
Stuart Broad might be dropped from the for the Sri Lanka tour. Credit: Getty Images

There might be a possibility to tactically takes decisions. Smith also said it is not something wrong if a team is not picking up the same side for every game. There might be a lot of reasons to shuffle the team.

“If you’ve got 16 or 17 cricketers as your core, you should have a strong team culture and still make decisions tactically. You shouldn’t feel you’re doing the wrong thing by someone if you don’t pick the same side for every game,” Smith added.

However, in the last nine years, Stuart Broad has not been dropped for a single Test for England. He was only not there in the team if he has some injury or to manage his workload.

On the ongoing Test between India and England, he added some vital runs with his partner Jos Buttler. On the second day at The Oval in London, Broad scored crucial 38 runs.

Stuart Broad, who is likely going to miss Sri Lanka tour, bowled with zest and zeal against visiting Team India.

Arijit Chatterjee

An avid sports lover