Senior England pace bowler Stuart Broad said that currently, he won’t take any call about his future after being benched for a couple of games in the ongoing Ashes 2021-22.
Broad, who played his 150th Test match in Adelaide, was benched for the first and third Tests in Brisbane and Melbourne respectively.
Broad returned with two wickets, one wicket in each innings, in the Adelaide Test that England lost by 275 runs.
Broad played just seven matches off the 15 Tests England played in 2021 with multiple reasons like the team’s rest and rotation policy, him sustaining a calf tear in August and selection criteria by the team think-tank.
I feel fit: Stuart Broad
The 35-year-old pacer has no plans to take any decisions in haste when the question comes about his retirement from international cricket,”
“There is a long time between now and the tour of the Caribbean in March and I have never been one to make emotional decisions. So I’m not going to make any spur of the moment calls on my future,” Broad wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“I feel fit, I’ve come back from the calf injury feeling strong and I’m taking wickets in the nets. That’s all I can do given the lack of tour games and the tight schedule,” he further added.
The biggest frustration is losing the Ashes: Stuart Broad
Broad also expressed his dismay for not helping his side compete in the Ashes, which England has already lost. The 35-year-old pacer said he had the skills to pick wickets in Brisbane and Melbourne.
“As a wobble-seam bowler, I feel as though I missed out on two of the best wobble-seam pitches in Australia. Only playing once has made this a very disappointing trip, one that has not met my personal expectations,” Broad mentioned.
“The biggest frustration is losing the Ashes, being 3-0 down and feeling like I’ve not really done anything. Not being able, as an experienced player, to influence a series while its live, is tough,” he added.
England will play against Australia in the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), starting on January 5.