Stuart Broad Sets Sight on Ashes 2019, Wants to Deliver Against India
Stuart Broad wants to deliver big for his skipper Joe Root against India in the impending Test series. The 32-year-old, English seamer is elated to make his comeback. He will be fortified to prove his worth in the five-matches series against India starting from August 1 in Birmingham.
The English pacer who plays for Nottingham does not seem to be looking too far. When asked about his future goals, Broad hinted it out till next year’s Ashes at their backyard.
Overhauling Sir Ian Botham:
The Nottingham pacer has taken 417 Test wickets so far with an eye-catching average of 19.97. He along with James Anderson have sustained English pace attack for years now.
The duo has overhauled the landmark of veteran Sir Ian Botham. His partner became the first English bowler to take 400 wickets whereas, Broad joined the list later on.
“I think it is quite dangerous to look as far ahead as that. It can take your mind off what is really important,” Broad told Sky Sports News.
“I don’t want to look too far ahead, but a huge goal of mine is to regain the Ashes in 2019. That is number one, top of the list, but what is going to make me a better cricketer in the short term, is to be able to be in that team fit and firing and be the guy Rooty (Joe Root) looks too,” he stated.
Comeback following an ankle Injury:
Stuart Broad suffered an ankle injury while playing for Worcestershire at Trent Bridge in the Specsavers county championship, last month.
Following a comeback, the tall pacer, Broad will look to retrieve his fitness.
“I really need to shorten my mindset and get things that are really reachable now and get things to push towards, rather than look to ends of careers because once you do that, you slow down as a person and I am not at the stage of wanting to do that,” he concluded.