'There Will Be No...': Stuart Broad Confident of Delivering in Ashes 2023
Stuart Broad started the season with a fifer against Ireland
England seamer Stuart Broad has emphatically affirmed that he harbour no apprehensions as the highly anticipated Ashes series draws near. The seasoned pacer has expressed resolute belief in his ability to perform at the grandest stage of cricket, drawing on his illustrious track record in the historic rivalry between England and Australia.
Having commenced the summer season in spectacular fashion, Broad's scintillating display propelled England to a stunning 10-wicket triumph over Ireland at the Lord's. The 36-year-old stalwart grabbed six wickets in the game which included a five-wicket haul in the first innings.
In his column for the Daily Mail, Broad cogently stated his determination to leave a mark on the forthcoming Ashes. Exuding immense self-assurance, he underscored his conviction that his abundant experience and unyielding resolve will inevitably shine through for the betterment of his team.
"Your first Ashes series comes with an inevitable bag of nerves, but there will be no anxiety leading into this one for me. I’ve experienced everything in the game and have confidence in my ability which means that if I don’t deliver in one day, I will the next,” said Broad.
Broad further expressed his unequivocal desire to make a significant contribution to the Ashes series, irrespective of the specific test match it may be. Emphasizing his remarkable track record of delivering impressive performances in the latter stages of Ashes battles, he conveyed his trust in the strategic decisions made by the team hierarchy.
"I want to have an impact on the series, absolutely, but it doesn’t matter if it’s the first, third or fifth Test match. I have a history of pretty good performances later in Ashes series and I have a real trust in what the hierarchy are doing, so I will play whenever needed, confident I will do the job required,” added the England veteran.
Broad stands head and shoulders above his peers, as he proudly claims the title of amassing the most number of wickets for England in the Ashes history. The lanky speedster has claimed 131 wickets in 35 matches at an enviable average of 29.05 with eight five-wicket hauls.