London: Former England captain Nasser Hossain has said that fast bowler Stuart Broad is justified in reacting with such anger and frustration after he was dropped for the three-match Test series against the West Indies in the Caribbean next month. England’s 35-year-old Broad and 39-year-old Jimmy Anderson have been ruled out of the Caribbean tour after their 0-4 Ashes defeat in Australia.
While the interim management of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Andrew Strauss, was found to have said that, the recent selection does not mean the end of Broad and Anderson’s careers. “The decision affected his sleep and he was still trying to come to terms with the ECB’s decision,” Broad said in his column for the Mail on Sunday.
“The ECB cannot end a player’s illustrious career in a five-minute telephone call, the batting problem in the team’s loss against Australia in the Ashes was not their fault,” Hussain said in his column for the Daily Mail on Monday. “
“It is no surprise that Stuart Broad has reacted with so much anger and frustration to him and Jimmy Anderson being left out of the team for their Caribbean tour and England’s decision,” said Hussain.
Hussain said, “Both Broad and Anderson care about playing for their country and they have done so for many years. We can’t expect them to give their all and show that playing for England.” How much does that matter to him and he shouldn’t be bothered when players are left out of the team. Selection is about picking a side to win your next Test against the opposition and the conditions in front of you, but you don’t have to play the game in the future. needs to be planned for.”
The former England player said that the problem with his country’s cricket is that over the years the ECB has done a lot of planning for the future of cricket, deciding which players will play for the team.
first published:Feb. 14, 2022, 5:58 pm