MANCHESTER: Stuart Broad says he nonetheless feels contemporary and is eager to reprise his heroics towards West Indies when England return to the Take a look at enviornment subsequent week for the three-match collection towards Pakistan.
The 34-year-old paceman turned solely the seventh bowler to achieve the milestone of 500 Take a look at wickets as he helped England to a powerful 269-run victory over West Indies on Tuesday to win the third and closing Take a look at at Previous Trafford and clinch the collection 2-1.
He took 10 wickets within the Take a look at — for less than the third time in his profession —and was named man-of-the-series regardless of his shock omission from the primary Take a look at.
“I’ve never really set any targets and I’ve learned a huge amount through my career, but what is pleasing me at the moment is that I feel so fresh and excited to play the game and I’ve done some technical work that makes me feel in a great rhythm,” man-of-the-match Broad mentioned. “Now I’m looking forward to a couple of days off outside the bio-secure environment but also looking forward to being back and playing against Pakistan.”
Broad’s 500th wicket got here initially of the day when England rushed to try to dismiss the vacationers as a result of the specter of rain hung closely overhead and there have been intermittent stoppages.
He trapped Kraigg Brathwaite LBW for the milestone, matching the achievement of his opening ball associate James Anderson whose 500th Take a look at wicket got here up at Lord’s three years in the past when he dismissed the identical batsman.
“What a stat that is,” Broad mentioned. “Jimmy told me in the warm-up, ‘you know who it’s going to be’ and then told me his 500th victim was Brathwaite. The stars have to be aligned for that to happen! I think that’s going to be a quiz question for many years to come.”
Revealed in Daybreak, July 30th, 2020