Stuart Broad © Getty Images
Stuart Broad © Getty Images


Johannesburg: May 7, 2014


England bowling all-rounder Stuart Broad has said that his team can move on from the fiasco that erupted with the sacking of batsman Kevin Pietersen to rediscover their winning touch in a new era.


The Twenty20 captain oversaw a disastrous ICC World T20 2014 campaign and played in the humiliating 5-0 Ashes series defeat in Australia that led to Pietersen being sacked, coach Andy Flower leaving and spinner Graeme Swann retiring before the series was over.


According to Sport24, although England has since faced continuous questions about the decision to ditch talismanic batsman Pietersen, however, Broad pointed to the team’s ability to renew and reinvigorate themselves following previous high profile departures as proof that England can move on from the Pietersen affair successfully.


Broad said that it is the nature of the game that a player is dropped and another is picked in his place, adding that cricket will always continue even if a big player is out of the setup.


The report mentioned that Peter Moores , who was appointed as Flower’s successor in April to begin his second spell in charge following two years as coach from 2007, handed Broad his Test debut in Sri Lanka seven years ago.


Broad also believes that despite a turbulent period, England should look to the previous four years of success to inspire a new team and warned that the new coaching setup must not panic following a winter where they lost 20 of their 25 international matches.