as per Alastair Cook there would be no issues for him to take Stuart Broad to India in March © Getty Images
As per Alastair Cook there would be no issues for him to take Stuart Broad to India in March © Getty Images

Stuart Broad has not taken part in the T20’s since 2014 edition of the format, when England was unsuccessful to get up to the knockout stages under his leadership. The England team has a busy schedule with four-Test tour of South Africa, World Twenty20 and the home Test series’ against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The selectors of England have to face difficulties manage the three squads and keeping up players’ fitness. However. “As a Test captain you want your best players playing just that format in a very selfish way”, reported Alastair Cook to sportinglife.com ALSO READ:Alastair Cook: Relation with Shane Warne is better

Adding he says, “physically he has looked in fantastic nick recently and he hasn’t played much one-day cricket. He would go with my blessing. “If you want to go to win global tournaments and you need your best players. That’s an interesting selection for the selectors, Andrew Strauss and Eoin Morgan. That will be a decision made down the line and you can’t look too far ahead.”

Pakistan‘s head coach Waqar Younis praised England‘s pace duo for their ability to reverse swing the ball, saying it was seen as suspicious in his time but must now be considered an art. James Anderson and Stuart Broad surprised with their reverse swing during England’s 2-0 loss against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. But Waqar, regarded as one of the main exponents of reverse swing along with his former new-ball partner Wasim Akram, said he saw nothing suspicious about the English duo’s bowling. “It’s always exciting to see the ball reverse swing,” said Waqar, accused by the British media of tampering with the ball on Pakistan’s controversial tour of England in 1992.