England skipper Eoin Morgan reckons their pace spearhead Stuart Broad has a lot of fire to make a comeback into the England squad ahead of the Champions Trophy. Broad has predominantly been playing red-ball cricket for the most part given the fact that the packed international schedule certainly takes a lot out of cricketers these days.
However, Morgan believes that Broad may make a comeback into the squad as currently, the team is lacking experience in the bowling attack. The matter of concern was raised in the first match of the series against India wherein the hosts were able to chase down the mammoth target of 351 with 11 deliveries to spare despite the fact that the Indians were once down to 63 for 4.
Talking about Broad's comeback, Morgan said, “Stuart is always in our thoughts. I thought that he charged in at the Big Bash. I watched all his games, and he is working on his variations. It is very difficult for him to go from playing Test cricket to the Big Bash League, but he has made a fist of it, so credit to him. He wants to play more white-ball cricket and he certainly could be an option for the future.”
It will be the perfect time for an experienced bowler like Broad to make a comeback into the squad as the 2017 edition of Champions Trophy is around the corner. It will be more beneficial for the team as the tournament will be happening in England this year.
The previous Champions Trophy saw England being edged out by India in the rain-marred final at Edgbaston, a game that was eventually converted into a T20 match.