With the upcoming Ashes series, Stuart Broad has expressed that he eyes to reach not just upcoming Ashes but also the one in 2019.
On one of his interviews to cricket.au.com, Stuart Broad said, “Oh God, yes, I hope so. I’ll just turn 33. Jimmy is 35 now so I’d certainly hope my performances will keep improving to be a part of that Ashes for sure.”
“I’m not someone who looks too far ahead because I think it slows you down as a performer. This winter is a hugely exciting one because I think that series is going to be a belter with two teams that looks really similar. But obviously, I have the hunger to go further than that,” Broad explained.
Commenting on senior partner James Anderson he said, “To be fair, Jimmy is bowling as well as I’ve seen him bowl. He’s turned 35 but I don’t think I’ve ever seen him challenge both sides of the bat as consistently as he has done this summer. Fielding at mid-on and mid-off to him, I feel like he is in the game all the time. He’s not bowling bad balls, he looks in a rhythm that’s awesome. Long may that continue.”
“He is taking regular wickets, both LB and bowled and nicking off. That’s a great place for him to be. Look, he’s going to be crucial for our chances this winter for sure and hopefully he can keep that rhythm going because he is picking up wickets at a huge speed at the moment and, not only will he be looking at 500, he’ll be looking way past that the way he is going.”, Broad added.
Broad also said about his current fitness, “I’m 31 now and still feel like I have quite a bit of cricket left in me. I’m loving the energy around this team, I’m loving being part of it. At 31 I’ve hopefully, touch wood, got a few more miles in the tank.”