Stuart Broad, who was ruled out of the rest of England’s five-Test series versus India due to a calf rupture, believes he will not be the only bowler to face the same disaster. Broad stressed that the players will have little time to rest in 2021 due to a busy cricket schedule. Also, keep track of your workload. Lets look at why Stuart Broad Ruled Out Of ENG vs IND Test Series
Broad played in the 1st Test at Trent Bridge, where he went wicketless in the 1st innings and only had one wicket in the 2nd, dismissing KL Rahul. He went down hard on his feet during a practice session before the Lord’s Test, resulting in a grade 3 calf injury, which has put him out until the Ashes, which will be contested in Australia this year.
It’s why bowlers do not come back from injury and play straight away: Broad
“I won’t be the last England injury of this series — not with the GPS ‘red zones’ as they are for players right now,” Broad said.
“The difficulty with the 2021 schedule being so white-ball dominant is that bowlers have just not built up overs in the bank. It’s very difficult to play a four or five-day match without some kind of workload behind you. It’s why bowlers do not come back from injury and play straight away”.
“At that point, your body is in what we call the red zone. A point at which you are susceptible to breaking down. It needs to be conditioned to bowling a greater volume of overs over time. Unfortunately, the way the fixtures are there is no way of doing that.”
Stuart Broad Ruled Out Of ENG vs IND Test Series
Speaking about his recent injury, Stuart Broad said: “The one positive I take out of a calf injury ruling me out of the rest of the summer is that I will get the chance to go to Australia in peak physical condition”.
“The Ashes gives me a very strong focus and there is no reason why I cannot board the plane in November the fittest I’ve ever been. I never get a period in which I can just go to the gym, not worry about having to bowl, just train the body. That’s now my aim.”