Stuart Broad believes England have “a lot of power in depth” against the Ashes this summer after his five-stroke match against Ireland on Thursday I Watch day two at Lord’s, live on Sky Sports Cricket – coverage from 10:15am, match starts at 11:00am on Friday
21:33, UK, Thursday, June 1, 2023
Stuart Broad feels England played the way Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum wanted as they made a near-perfect start to an eventful summer of cricket.
Broad’s five-stroke record helped the hosts knock out Ireland by 172 before they finished only 20 times on the opening day of the cricket’s One Time Test at home.
Broad overcame Ireland’s top order in the first hour on his way to the numbers 5-51 from 17 rounds to be on the Lord’s Honor roll for the first time since 2013.
James McCollum (36), Paul Stirling (30) and Curtis Campher (33) all started but could not continue as Jack Leach helped himself to three shots and Matthew Potts won a scalp double.
It was then assigned to Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley, who wasted very little time getting back into rhythm and playing true to the belligerent ‘Bazball’ style that took the country by storm with their 50s in the year. opening match of the century to help England finish 152 -1.
It feels good to be leading the attack this week for winning some turrets and putting us ahead as a team, but I think we did a great job as a team. body. It’s almost the perfect start to a big summer.
“When you win pitching, your goal is to beat the whole team in one day, so getting that done is a big mark,” reflected Broad the day before the one-year anniversary. Stokes and McCullum era.
“Then I think the three-player way tonight is exactly the mindset that Baz and Stokesy want. It’s aggressive, aggressive, pressuring pitchers and we hope to see that. That’s more tomorrow.
“Obviously it’s always good to be on the honor roll at Lords but there really isn’t a big difference between four championships and five championships.
“I feel very good leading the attack this week for taking some points and giving us the lead as a team, but I think we did a great job as a team. It’s almost the perfect start to an important summer.”
Broad was not nailed to start the First Ash Test at Edgbaston with Mark Wood and Chris Woakes to compete but his case was unscathed and accepted that he would sit out some of Ashes’ stuff in the next two months.
He added: “I love Ashes cricket but I can honestly tell you that whether I play the first, second or fifth game (Test), my mindset is the same, just need to influence the game, change the dynamics and aim to put on a performance that will win the Test.
“I feel like I’ve done it. I bowled really well in my first Test match at Mount Maunganui after last summer, bowling was great at Wellington, bowling was great today in This.
“I think we all know, not that there has been any talk of Ashes in our group, that we need a stockpile of archers for the next six weeks.
“Games are dense and fast and it’s unrealistic to think that any pitcher will play six Tests in a row, so we’ll need a few of us ready.” and mature.
“It’s great when you look around the dressing room, obviously there were a few injuries with Jof (Jofra Archer) and (Olly) Stoney, then giggles with Robbo and Jimmy, but you just have to look at the movements. pitchers’ Don’t play this week like Woakesy, Jimmy, Robbo and Woody know we have a lot of power in depth.”
Ireland’s head coach, Heinrich Malan, was disappointed with their performance after a poor batting performance followed by Crawley breaking 56 of 45 balls while Duckett finished in position. 60th failed to pass along with Ollie Pope, undefeated at 29th, after they were hit by some unruly pitching by the tourists.
“Obviously it wasn’t our best day, to be honest, I think it was a bit more disappointing the way we’ve conducted our business,” Malan said.
“I don’t necessarily think they played, you know, Bazball, if you want to call it that, because I just think we didn’t play that well.
“They hit pretty well, with us bowling pretty average. So look, I hope we can play a little bit better tomorrow.”
Watch day two of the LV= England vs Ireland coverage test, at Lord’s, live on Sky Sports Cricket, with coverage starting at 10:15am and matches starting at 11am on Friday .