Stuart Broad pleased with his recovery from shoulder injury

Stuart Broad claimed four wickets for 46 runs against ICC Combination XI Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Dubai: Jan 7, 2012

England pacer Stuart Broad said on Saturday that he is pleased with his recovery from the shoulder injury which he suffered during the One-Day International series against India in September.

“My shoulder seems fine. It is back stronger than it was before and it is very pleasing,” Broad was quoted as saying by Gulf News.

“I had bowled 50 to 60 overs before coming to Dubai. It is not like that I haven’t bowled for nearly three months but I don’t think whatever you do in the gym or in nets, nothing gets your body fit but by bowling 90 overs on the field,” he said.

Broad impressed with his spell of 4-46 against ICC Combination XI at Dubai. He said, “Our bowlers are pretty happy at being able to bowl ICC XI out for that score. Conditions were great and similar to those we may face in a Test match. It was good to use the new ball.”

“It is crucial for us to use the new ball and the second new ball wisely in the Test series. The period from 50 to 80 will be crucial as we got the ball reversing a bit today; unfortunately the wicket had become quite slow by then and it was hard to pierce through the defences. Hopefully in the second innings and in the five days of a Test match it may help,” the England pacer said.