Staurt Broad has been left out of the World T20 and has played only two ODIs since the 2015 World Cup © Getty Images
Staurt Broad has been left out of the World T20 and has played only two ODIs since the 2015 World Cup © Getty Images

London: England fast bowler Stuart Broad says he wants to be a regular member of the One-Day International (ODI) side in order to feature in the home World Cup in 2019. The 29-year-old has been left out of the ICC World T20 2016 and has played only two ODIs since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. “I’ve got a lot of hunger and desire to get back in that team consistently,” Broad was quoted as saying by the BBC on Friday. “A huge target is 2019. I’ve got a lot of experience, played 121 ODIs and I’ve got a pretty good record.” After England’s dismal outing in the 2015 World Cup, Broad was dropped so that the team management could bring in new faces. READ: ICC World T20 2016: England suffer setback as Steven Finn is ruled out

It was also done to manage his workload as the pacer had a knee surgery in 2014. However, he was recalled for the one-day series in South Africa, playing the final two games of a series that England lost 3-2. “I’ve played all three formats for eight or nine years and coped quite well with that,” Broad said.

Speaking about fitness he said: “Part and parcel of being an international cricketer is staying fit and fresh for as much cricket as possible.We know it’s a short career, so you have to try and be in the best possible shape.”

Meanwhile, England’s ICC World Twenty20 2016 hopes suffered a setback when fast bowler Steven Finn was ruled out with a strained left calf. England leave for India on March 8 and will face Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and a qualifier in the group stages of the tournament. The only major International Cricket Council (ICC) limited-overs trophy England have ever won was the 2010 World Twenty20 in the Caribbean.