Neither Stuart Broad nor James Anderson found a place in the playing XI in the first Test played in Brisbane. The think tank of England took this decision with the intention of getting them ready and refreshed for the Pink Ball Test.
Stuart Broad said that he could have left a mark on the Gabba pitch.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad regrets not playing in the Brisbane Test against Australia. The veteran right-handed pacer said that he could have been effective on the kind of Gabba pitch. Australia defeated England by 9 wickets in the first Test of the Ashes series played on the Gabba pitch and took a 1-0 lead in the series. In such a situation, now there is a challenge in front of England in the second match to be played in Adelaide. The second test match between England and Australia will be day-night, which will be played from December 16.
Neither Stuart Broad nor James Anderson found a place in the playing XI in the first Test played in Brisbane. The think tank of England took this decision with the intention of getting them ready and refreshed for the Pink Ball Test. However, commenting on this in the Daily Mail, Broad wrote if he had been a part of the playing XI of the first Test match, he could have made more impact.
Broad’s column in the Daily Mail
Broad wrote, “On several occasions I was not included in the playing XI and at times I was also surprised by this decision. However, I was not surprised by not being included in the playing XI this time as I could not play in the series against India earlier due to injury. People were saying that I was dropped but it was not so. According to England’s star fast bowler Broad, he loves playing in the Ashes and he could have left a deep impression on the Gabba pitch. He wrote, “I love Ashes cricket and love to bowl at the Gabba. I feel like I could have bowled better on a pitch like this.”
Will Broad play his 150th Test in Adelaide?
If Stuart Broad plays in the second Test match to be held in Adelaide, then it will be his 150th Test match. In the 149 Tests played before this, he has taken 524 wickets for England, in which he has done wonders of taking 5 wickets 18 times. If given a chance, Stuart Broad will also have a chance to make his 150th Test memorable by getting England back in the series.
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