“The last two weeks have been excellent. We set out a game plan throughout the two games and we executed it pretty well in both departments. In the first game, with the first innings runs and in this game with the ball, we were outstanding. It’s a great step forward for us as a batting group. You look at the talent among those guys, you feel they can exploit a lot different surfaces around the world,” Joe Root said in the post-match presentation as quoted by Cricbuzz.
‘Couldn’t be happier for him’- Joe Root on Stuart Broad
“For him (Broad) to come back and make the impact in these two games is a testament to how good a player he has been. Couldn’t be happier for him, especially the way he finished off today. Runs in the first innings, 500 wickets, it’s a phenomenal achievement. The sort of player he is, he wants to be a part of the big occasion. More than anything he grabs the big moments in series,” Joe Root said.
”Wants to take the ball in difficult situations. Ashes series, South Africa in Johannesburg, this series, so many more. Very good with the other bowlers as well and he is happy to pass on his experience and advice. We’re playing with two of England’s best of all time. I have said it before, we got to understand how lucky we are. A real privilege to play alongside them (James Anderson and Stuart Broad.),” he added.
Stuart Broad was eventually adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’ as well as England’s ‘Player of the Series’.