Broad ready for T20 test
June 24, 2012 08:31:33 UK
England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad is expecting a major test of his side's capabilities against the West Indies at Trent Bridge.
England won both the Test series and the ODI series against the tourists and with Broad's men the current World Twenty20 champions, they are 2.00 to complete a clean sweep with victory in Nottingham.
It's hard to look past Chris Gayle as one of the best Twenty20 batsmen in the world.Stuart Broad
However, the Windies are 1.80 to win the only T20 international and Broad is wary of the potential of the men from the Caribbean, while retaining full faith in his side.
"They've got some world-class players in the Twenty20 format. It's hard to look past Chris Gayle as one of the best Twenty20 batsmen in the world," Broad commented.
"We know the dangers that they pose, but we can take momentum from the one-day success and the Test success we've had against them.
"We're playing some good cricket and we want to build on that."
Meanwhile, Broad is also aware that opportunities to impress are few ahead of the defence of England's World Twenty20 title later this year.
He added: "The squad has changed quite a lot since the World Twenty20, but as England players we are very proud of that title and we want to keep it.
"We have quite a short period of time and a short number of games until that World Cup, so you want to make as much use of that as possible when we do get the opportunity."
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