Stuart Broad warns against cheap test cap, former selector Ed Smith says “might not have rated me”

Stuart Broad has warned against the Test cap being given “free and cheap” as a result of England’s controversial rest and rotation policy. The veteran seamer also said on Monday that he was looking forward to life under a new England regime, as former national selector Ed Smith “probably didn’t rate me”. But Broad, now a Test specialist, has admitted that many of the England team’s draft mates such as the currently injured Joffra Archer are cautioned to be fit for both this year’s Twenty20 World Cup and the Ashes series in Australia. Will need to deal with.

Smith’s post was terminated last month, with England coach Chris Silverwood now having sole charge of selecting the team.

Broad’s 517 Test wicket tally ranks second among England bowlers, after long-time new-ball aide James Anderson, yet he was dropped for the opening match of last season against the West Indies.

It was a move that left the 34-year-old Nottinghamshire seamer feeling “disappointed, angry and disappointed”, although Broad became England’s leading bowler in the 2020 Test campaign with 29 wickets at an average of 13.41.

Broad said of his relationship with Smith, “Many people have bosses who don’t judge him like other people and I think he was mine.”

England’s rotation policy is designed to ensure that players do not burn as a result of the extra demands to play bio-safe cricket between a crowded event and a coronovirus epidemic.

Broad, regretting his lack of communication with former England batsman Smith, said he would accept Silverwood to be rested if “it was explained in a good way”.

‘Earn your stripes’

Nevertheless, he insisted: “For the reason that I no longer play white ball cricket, I am fit and available for Test cricket and refreshed when needed.

“Test caps are not for free and cheap giveaways.

“We work very hard for the opportunity to play Test cricket and you have to earn your stripes.”

In the last one year, there have been many occasions when England have excluded either Broad or Anderson from their Test team, when both bowlers are fit, the team management has maintained the fitness of the pair and the other bowlers have to take a new Justified the need to give experience of. Ball.

Broad, speaking at an event hosted by England sponsor Lifebuoy Soap, clarified that he is ready to be present in seven Tests this season at home to New Zealand (two) and India (five).

He said, “I don’t think many people can argue against Jimmy (Anderson) and I’m in the best bowling attack in England, but that’s what you need if you need experience and overs in bowlers.”

Fast bowler Archer, the hero of England’s 2019 50-over World Cup win, has been ruled out of next month’s series with New Zealand as a result of a sustained elbow injury that may require surgery.

“I’m sure the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) must have been thinking long and hard about the next step, but it’s probably a bit more intense than the rest and not right now?” Broad said.


“Obviously the New Zealand and India series is huge for us, but if I were watching Joffra Archer I would have wanted him to bowl his last over in the T20 World Cup and I would like him to be in Brisbane (expected for the first Location) played in. Ashes Test). “

“Without disrespect to any other type of international cricket, you have to correct it for the games you want it to be.”

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