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‘Had Very Brief Cricket Chat On the Phone with Brendon’-Stuart Broad

Written by Rohit Pawar

England’s pace bowling stalwart Stuart Broad has said that with Brendon McCullum taking over as the Test team head coach and Rob Key becoming the managing director of men’s cricket, their aggressive approach will suit his style of cricket.

One of the most successful seam bowlers in England cricket, Broad was underplayed during the Ashes series in Australia which the Joe Root-led side lost 0-4. The 35-year-old and pace-bowling partner James Anderson were subsequently dropped from the three-Test tour of the Caribbean, with experts saying that the duo had paid the price for the below-par showing of the batters during the Ashes.

Broad and Anderson are now back in the England squad for the opening Test this summer against New Zealand beginning at Lord’s on June 2.

“Whenever a new management team comes in, it’s always a bit of a stressful time because you never know if you are a player that they want to move forward with. The uncertainty has been no different for me over the past few weeks with England, but I feel the way I play my cricket and the aggressive approach that I like to take on to the field suits the characteristics of Rob Key, (new skipper) Ben Stokes and (head coach) Brendon McCullum,” said Broad in his column for

“Quite simply, I’m really looking forward to getting going against New Zealand next week after being selected in the first Test squad of the summer. So far, I’ve had only one, very brief cricket chat on the phone with Brendon, but I’m positive about what lies ahead,” he added.

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