Broad backed by England colleague

July 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

Stuart Broad has become a mainstay in all forms of English cricket and he remains “one of the best” available, according to Graeme Swann.

The 25-year-old seam bowler has developed into one of the main attacking options for England in Test and one-day cricket, while he has also been named the captain of England’s twenty20 side.

Broad really shot to national prominence during the successful Ashes series in 2009 and led England’s bowling figures throughout that summer.

That led to the Nottinghamshire star to come under extra scrutiny and he has occasionally struggled to match those heights in recent series, as anyone placing cricket bets will have noticed.

He has been under fire for recent performances during England’s Twenty20 and one-day games against Sri Lanka, but there is no doubt Broad will get back to form and be among the wickets when England welcome India – ranked to number one Test side in the world – for a Test and one-day series later in the summer.

Broad has been backed by England colleague Swann, who is another of the top attacking options in Test cricket, who thinks critics should “lay off him” as Broad will get back to his best. Those following the cricket odds will hope this is true.

“He’s still one of the best bowlers in England, still certainly in my top two, and I love his aggression and streak of nastiness about him – because you definitely need that as a bowler,” the spinner said.

The first Test match against India starts at Lord’s on July 21st, with three other Test matches throughout July and August, followed by one-day and twenty20 games in August and September.


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