Stuart Broad Hadlee s record to reach fifth in the all-time list of leading Test wicket-takers with 433 scalps. @ AFP

England pacer Stuart Broad will reveal a new action inspired by watching Sir Richard Hadlee s videos during England s tour of West Indies which begins with the first of the three-match series on January 23 at Barbados.

Broad, who eclipsed Hadlee s record to reach fifth in the all-time list of leading Test wicket-takers with 433 scalps, went through YouTube footage to make technical changes to his action with hopes of prolonging his career. (ALSO READ: Stuart Broad enters elite group of all-rounders)

The idea came to me when I was at the Oval late last summer watching Jimmy Anderson bowl. He s got quite a short, rhythmical run-up, I was at mid-on and I just thought: he looks like a Rolls Royce here. It made me think that I should try something similar, Broad wrote in his column for the Daily Mail. (ALSO READ: England’s ‘biggest year in a generation’ starts with West Indies Test)

Shortening my run up, making myself more compact at the crease and heightening my release position will hopefully move me on again because I ve got aims to play at the top level for the foreseeable future. In the shorter term everything I am doing is geared towards those matches against Australia starting in August, he explained.

Shedding more insights into his development, the 124-Test veteran added: So I started doing loads of research and began watching YouTube footage of Sir Richard Hadlee late in his career. The ECB analyst guys then sent me loads more and away I went in a bid to copy his exact pattern from his Test match at Edgbaston in 1990. (ALSO READ: Jason Holder confirms return for first Test versus England)

My aim was to start straight after the India series but Jasprit Bumrah hit me with a bouncer that broke my rib and that meant I had five weeks out, delaying the process, he further explained.

During the process, I got in contact with Sir Richard, who played with my father, Chris, at Nottinghamshire and he sent me a detailed, two-page email in reply about why he changed and what he did. It was awesome. That, in particular, was what inspired me to go for it.”

Broad also revealed Hadlee s tips. He reckons it gave him an extra six years on his career, that he became meticulously accurate, had such control at the crease that he wouldn t bowl a bad ball and that it gave him more bounce, he wrote.

After the Test series, England and West Indies will be engaged in a five-match ODI series followed by three Twenty20 Internationals. The first of the five ODIs will begin on February 20 at Barbados, while the T20Is will begin on March 5.