Broad is willing to undergo a change in his bowling style and learn a few tricks to keep himself a regular in the ODI side © Getty Images
Broad is willing to undergo a change in his bowling style and learn a few tricks to keep himself a regular in the ODI side © Getty Images

Veteran quick Stuart Broad is eager to make a comeback into the national team’s One Day International (ODI) squad and for that he may have to change his bowling style slightly. Broad was left out of the England squad for the five-game one-day series and one Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka commencing later this month, with selectors instead opting for a more youthful look to their white ball line-up. The omission appears to have given Broad more ambition to return to the one-day squad and the 29-year-old is well aware he may need to find a few new tricks if he is to do so. ALSO READ: Stuart Broad has no issues playing against Mohammad Aamer during Pakistan tour of England 2016

According to cricket.com.au, he stated, “I almost need a bit of a unique selling point in one-day cricket. I cannot just be a regulation line and length bowler, I have to be something different and perhaps that is me going round the wicket and looking to improve my skills in that way, making the batsman think ‘what is he doing here’.”

He further added, “Not just to shut down one side but maybe changing the angle, maybe my leg-cutter from round the wicket would be hard to slog to the leg-side. There might be something I can find that batsmen will struggle with” he told after a decent series against Sri Lanka in Test matches.

Broad wants to be back playing one-day cricket for his country by the time England hosts the Champions Trophy in 2017 and wants to still be involved when the 2019 World Cup comes around.

Speaking about his further plan, he said, “I am going to look at scheduling, whether it is home or abroad, to try to play some white-ball cricket and there might be a decent opportunity after Christmas this year because there is not a lot of Test cricket then until I think July.

A confident Broad said, “If I suddenly have belting six weeks of 50-over cricket at the start of next season people might say ‘actually this bloke can bowl with the white ball. He has got a hundred odd ODI’S behind him and he could still be in the frame’”, concluded the senior pacer.