Heel injury could force Broad to miss rest of tour

December 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

Stuart Broad’s nightmare tour of India got worse this week after he was sent for a scan on his heel after bowling in the practice nets in Nagpur.

England are gearing up for what could be their first Test series win on Indian soil in 27 years after taking the third match in Eden Gardens by seven wickets to go 2-1 up in the series. Selectors dropped Broad after the seamer recorded figures of 0/159 over matches in Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

He was hardly missed at Eden Gardens: Steven Finn providing adequate cover with four wickets in two innings. Indeed, there was real doubt in the sports betting news world  that Broad would return to the side for the fourth Test and this injury has only confirmed his exclusion from captain Alastair Cook’s plans.

Yet England may suffer from a lack of cover should Broad’s injury prove serious, for after the Test series they are scheduled to play two T20s before Christmas. As T20 captain, it is imperative Broad plays a part in these limited-overs games if he is to develop his leadership and mould a team capable of bettering their poor ICC World Twenty20 performance in September.

For England will be up against a resurgent India still hurting from their pitfalls at the World T20 and know the conditions on the subcontinent resemble what they found in Sri Lanka. Broad was as mediocre as England that tournament, taking just seven wickets from five games as his side limped out in the Super Eight stage.

After a gruelling four-Test series England’s bowlers will require a rest, meaning Broad heads the bill and carries the expectations into these T20s. Hopefully the scan will reveal only light damage to his heel, for without their leader later this month England’s T20 side will get nowhere.

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