Stuart Broad was the pick of the England bowlers against West Indies © Getty Images
Stuart Broad was the pick of the England bowlers against West Indies © Getty Images

Stuart Broad picked up four wickets in for England in the first innings against West Indies to restrict the hosts to under 300. Broad was bowling with great aggression and managed to touch 90 miles and hour a few times as well. Broad says that he had to make a slight technical change, but he is not surprised with the amount of pace he generated. England end Day 2 at 74/0, trail West Indies by 225 runs in 2nd Test at Grenada

“I was getting a bit too tight in to the stumps, which technically for me means I can’t get my hips through and drive through, and a lot of my weight falls off to the side. So a slight technical change allowed me to stay a bit wider on the crease and my whole body and momentum goes through. So I wasn’t surprised my paces were up today and I was delighted to make some impact with that new ball because we needed quick wickets at that time,” said Broad, according to  Alastair Cook becomes England’s second highest run-scorer in Tests during West Indies vs England, 2nd Test at Grenada

Broad believes that England should have taken the last wicket sooner that they did. The last wicket stand between Devendra Bishoo and Shannon Gabriel added 52 runs that took West Indies to 299.

“We could have knocked over the number 10 and 11 a bit quicker. Maybe we could have been a bit more aggressive with our bowling in that little period of the game.But also we’ve got to remember it’s a pretty flat wicket. It’s not really seamed around. It’s swung when the conditions have suited so we’ll be hoping for a bright blue sky tomorrow morning and let’s bat on,” Broad said. Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel put on 52 for 10th wicket for West Indies vs England, Day 2 at Grenada

Now that Jonathan Trott and England captain Alastair Cook have gotten England off to an excellent start, Broad believes that England can go 1-0 up in the series as well.

“Not losing a wicket today with the new ball was massive, moving forward in the game. The new ball seems the hardest time to bat so if you get through that you can really cash in. So it’s great to have two opening batsmen still out there when the new ball is 20 overs old. Our job is to try and bat for a day and a half, two days, because if we do that we put ourselves in a position to win the Test,” he added. Marlon Samuels slams 7th Test century in West Indies vs England 2nd Test at Grenada