Broad and Anderson hit form ahead of World Twenty20

April 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm 4 comments

With central contracts and a very busy international cricket schedule, it isn’t very often England’s cricketers get to play for their county.

When they do though, it is always good when they show some form, especially ahead of an important few months for the national team.

With this in mind, it is good news for England that James Anderson and Stuart Broad – the men likely to lead the bowling attack for some time to come – have taken plenty of wickets for their counties in their last couple of days. This news could see England’s World Twenty20 betting odds shorten ahead of the tournament.

Let’s start with Anderson, who wasted no time in making an impression against Essex in the County Championship this week. He took 6-44 in Essex’s first innings, blowing them apart with his accurate away swingers. Since then he has taken the first two wickets in the Essex second innings as well.

It seems to fair to say that he is back to full fitness. This, in itself, would have been good news for Andrew Strauss. However, the fact he is showing some signs of his best form is a massive bonus.

Sure, playing Essex in the County Championship isn’t the same as playing the best international teams in the World Twenty20, but you get the feeling Anderson is in good shape following his injury lay off.

As for Broad, he produced one of his trademark bursts of wickets for Nottinghamshire against Somerset yesterday. The England man took five wickets in eight overs, including three scalps without conceding a run.

This followed three wickets in the first innings, so it has been a good match so far for Broad. Overall, he and Anderson have had a superb start to the English summer. Let’s hope it continues as the team head out to compete in the World Twenty20 next month.

Meanwhile, in football news, the World Cup 2010 odds make England third favourites for the tournament, and they have every chance of winning the competition.


Entry filed under: County cricket, England.

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4 Comments Add your own

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  • 2. ianmeikle  |  April 25, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Broad kept getting smacked for runs though, which ain’t so encouraging! Hopefully the new ball will allow him a bit of carry, otherwise he could get tanned!

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  • 4. T20 Cricket News  |  May 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Great post Wonderful Efforts!!! keep this really appreciatable work up..!!!!!!!


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