Stuart Broad confident over future prospects of England Test side

Notts bowler Stuart Broad is optimistic about the state of the England Test side after a summer to remember.
Stuart Broad bowls for England during the third test against Pakistan. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Stuart Broad bowls for England during the third test against Pakistan. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Stuart Broad bowls for England during the third test against Pakistan. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Broad was speaking after being named the PCA Player of the Summer in the format for the second year in a row.

Broad was part of an England side which delivered series wins against West Indies and Pakistan, and he feels the future of the current crop is bright.

“I really didn’t want this summer to end,” he said.

“From the team’s point of view, we were growing and doing good things, and from a personal point of view I felt in great condition and in a great headspace.

“I feel so excited about cricket at the moment. The Test team’s full of young exciting players and experienced players who are able to deliver consistently.

“It’s great to play in a team that you have confidence in, and to have that belief in your teammates.”

Broad was quick to praise the wider cricket family for allowing cricket to take place this summer, after a range of measures were implemented to make the international game biosecure.

“When we flew back from Sri Lanka, we didn’t know how we’d manage to play any cricket this year, with the way everything was looking,” he said.

“It’s so hard to describe how much work everyone put in to get cricket on. We felt fully secure and in an environment where we could enjoy our cricket.

"I was concerned about playing behind closed doors, but there’s something about the one-on-one battle that means you keep that competitive edge.”