Broad confident about leading England's Twenty20 side

Broad confident about leading England's Twenty20 side

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Published on: May 12, 2011

The English young pacer, Stuart Broad, is satisfied with his new post as the skipper of England’s T20 wing and is confident to face and meet all challenges.

The English young pacer, Stuart Broad, is satisfied with his new post as the skipper of England’s T20 wing and is confident to face and meet all challenges.

Though the unexpected development has surprised him, he thinks he can shoulder the responsibility well.

Commenting on his new role, he said, “I may not have much captaincy experience under my belt, but I can honestly say I have always tried to think like a leader.”

In its innovative three-pillared approach, the England Cricket Board has (ECB) appointed a separate skipper for each of the three formats of the game.

With Alastair Cook taking ODI reins from Andrew Strauss and Broad replacing Paul Collingwood, England will now have a captain each for the three formats of the game.

Some critics believe that Broad is too young to lead the most important camp, but the ECB is confident that this policy will work well.

Talking to the media here on today, Broad said, “I genuinely believe there is no danger of the captains treading on each other’s toes.” He further elaborated, “In fact, with the amount of cricket we play, the prospects of approaching each new series with a fresh captain in an exciting one.”

Broad considers it a matter of great honour to lead a big team at the age of 24. The pacer is quite passionate to shine on field as a captain.

Broad acknowledged and appreciated the role of his predecessor, Collingwood. He also told the media that though the outgoing skipper was disappointed at his termination but he congratulated him (Broad) with an open heart.

Excited about his role as the skipper, Broad said, “Now I cannot wait to go out and prove my leadership skills on the field.”

Starting his international career in 2006, the right-arm bowler has achieved excellent bowling averages in all three formats and forms the core of England’s pace attack.

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