Stuart Broad and James Anderson hunted in pair and will go as the greatest fast bowlers in the cricketing history. England have been benefited to the fore with their disciplined bowling overs the years. While James Anderson has picked up the most wickets by any fast bowlers in Test cricket, Stuart Broad is also among the top bowlers in the longest format.
Apart from their on-field contribution the duo have also tipped and groomed youngsters for their future. England fast bowler Mark Wood is one of the potential replacements for the duo after they call time on their decorated career. Wood has show excellent pace and movement but Broad in an interview shared the tips he gave to the future of the team for his betterment.
Stuart Broad: Jimmy and I wanted Mark Wood to lengthen his run-up
Senior fast bowler Broad and Anderson watched Mark Wood closely and discussed about his run-up. Wood has a short run-up which looks powerful and produces good pace. The senior pair while dining with Wood had advised him to lengthen his bowling as short run puts a lot of pressure on the body
“Going back, Jimmy [Anderson] and I went to Potchefstroom on a bowler’s camp, [which was] the first time I ever met Woody,” Broad said on a Sky Sports Watchalong.
“He had this short powerful run, and Jimmy and I actually sat down with him over dinner one night and talked about his views on potentially lengthening his run. The thing about a short run is that it puts a lot of pressure on your body because you’re having to really explode at the crease rather than carrying a bit more momentum with you that takes the stress off your body.”
Broad carried out individual training at the Trent Bridge for the three-Test series against the West Indies.