England stalwart, Stuart Broad has revealed that his omission from the West Indies tour, selected by the ECB earlier in the month despite the player’s poor performance versus Australia in the Ashes, where Joe Root & his side lost 0-4. Broad was not the only one suffering, James Anderson was not even listed on the visiting team. Here in this article, we talk about Stuart Broad On His Omission.
England’s biggest problem over the previous year is that it’s been their failure to establish stands and avoid prolonged failures from very well-placed scenarios. In that perspective, altering the composition of the bowling lineup and omitting two experiences from the lineup has been disliked by many more than attempting to fix why this is not wrong.
I have also left out against WI in Southampton a couple of years ago: Stuart Broad
Broad averaged 26 in 3 Ashes Tests and hit a fifer in the 4th Test in Sydney, England’s lone win in the five-match series. Anderson, on the other hand, posted an even healthier 23 throughout the course of the tour. Broad voiced his disappointment at not being included in England’s specific plans, despite the fact that Andrew Strauss, the temporary director of the men’s cricket team, has stated that the decision to dismiss the veteran pair is not the finish of their careers.
“I have to confess that I wasn’t expecting the phone call I received from Andrew Strauss on Tuesday that started with him saying: ‘I’ve got some bad news.’ That’s not what you really want to hear on selection matters and not something I have heard very often during my career of 152 Test caps,” stated Broad.
“I always try to find a positive in the hand that has been dealt with me. To be honest, though, that’s been quite tricky this time because the decision to leave me out of the tour of West Indies has hit me pretty hard.”
“From a personal perspective, the only positive I can cling to is that my form – and you could add Jimmy Anderson’s recent performances to this too – has been good. I took 11 wickets in the final two Ashes matches, I have been Testing match standards for a long time and, for the last eight years, you would say world-class. And so, it makes it even more upsetting that they don’t see me as part of their immediate plans, especially with a view to looking at a way of winning away from home, which was briefly explained to me”
“That’s why I was so outspoken when I left out against West Indies in Southampton a couple of years ago. It felt unjust. The same again here but with the added factor that I am struggling to put things into context. It’s hard to do so when all you’ve had is a five-minute phone call and nothing else,” he concluded.