Thursday, August 27, 2009

Flintoff’s return is delayed for England

Andrew Flintoff who inspired England’s to regain Ashes will be returning to ODI games after six to eight weeks following a surgery in his knee.

Flintoff who decided to quit the test in order to concentrate on ODI is undergoing surgery arthroscopy and micro-fracture surgery to his right knee. On-going rehabilitation will be determined time to time by the surgeon, told ECB.

Veteran English alrounder might return during the next domestic season if he is not injuring again in lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL).

Earlier Flintoff told that he would quit international cricket after seeing England wins world cup 2011.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Stuart Broad wants to emulate McGrath

English alrounder Stuart Broad may be seen as replacement to retired Andrew Flintoff, but he wants to emulate veteran Australian pacer Glenn McGrath. He is seeing McGrath as his role model and would be happy even if he achieves what McGrath has done.

Kevin Pietersen has told that there would be void after Andrew Flintoff absence, but he is sure that Stuart Broad would fill it. Reacting to that Broad told that he would be pleased if he does half of what Flintoff has done to England.

After Broad’s inspiring performance against Australia in fifth and final test, legendary leg spinner bowler showered lavish praise on Broad on his splendid performance. Apart from his bowling performances, Broad has also chipped in with batting cameos in the lower that helped the team immensely.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Aim is to become no.1 team in the world – Broad

English alrounder Stuart Broad has expressed his willingness to become no.1 test team in the world. Broad who was adjudged the man of the match in Oval test in which England have beaten Australia by 197 runs to clinch the series.

Stuart Broad told to The telegraph that woke up the smiling face. He and England have to do more in the future to attain number one spot. The absence of Flintoff would be felt, but they have used to it, when Flintoff was out of team due to injuries.

England coach Andy Flower too have expressed that England has long way to go to emerge top. He told that England team will not rest on their laurels.