England fast bowler Stuart Broad. @ AFP

England fast bowler Stuart Broad admitted that he was a tad disappointed to be left out from the first Test against West Indies and stressed that he’s bowling “the best he’s ever bowled”.

England, who were skittled for a paltry 77 in the first dig, catapulted to a humbling 381-run defeat on the fourth day after being dismissed for 246 on Sunday to go 0-1 down in the three-match series. (ALSO READ: England treated Roston Chase with too much respect: David Lloyd)

Broad, who has taken 433 wickets in 124 Tests, was the surprise omission as England went in with two spinners in Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid and included left-arm pacer Sam Curran to share the new ball with James Anderson and Ben Stokes in their pace attack.

“Naturally, I was very disappointed to be sat on the sidelines this week as you would expect any player to be when not selected for a Test match,” Broad wrote in his column for the Mail Online.

“From a personal point of view, I would have loved to have a bowl on this Kensington Oval pitch – it looks like it’s suited to the taller, faster bowlers.

“Another source of frustration is that I’m bowling the best I’ve ever bowled. I believe that 100 per cent. Everyone in this England group knows it too.” (ALSO READ: England didn’t have their fighting edge: Alastair Cook)

Broad does not want to dwell on the decision which captain Joe Root admitted that may have gone wrong, but is looking to use it as his motivator with the second beginning on January 31 at Antigua.

“There is no point in sulking around the place, because you need to prepare for your next opportunity,” he added.

“Selection didn’t go my way in this particular Test match but let’s not forget it didn’t go the way of the other bowlers Chris Woakes, Jack Leach and Mark Wood either.

“Particularly on tour you have a responsibility to drag nothing away from the group that have a job to do on the field. I felt I kept my disappointment in my own mind and intend to use it as a motivator to get myself ready for the next opportunity.”