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Mission 500 Accomplished: Stuart Broad sets his eyes on Pakistan

KSW Monitoring Desk


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Srinagar, July 28: After becoming the second English bowler and seventh in the World to reach to 500 Test wickets milestone, English pacer Stuart Broad has said that he is looking forward to Pakistan series.

Broad became only the seventh bowler to reach the milestone of 500 Test wickets as he helped England to a resounding 269-run victory over West Indies on Tuesday to win the third Test at Old Trafford and clinch the series 2-1. He took 10 wickets in the Test – for only the third time in his career – and was named man of the series despite his surprise omission from the first Test in Southampton.

After being dropped for first Test, Broad came back strongly when included in team for second Test. In two Tests Broad took 16 wickets and scored 73 to be adjudged as player of the series.

“I’ve never really set any targets and I’ve learned a huge amount through my career, but what is pleasing me at the moment is that I feel so fresh and excited to play the game and I’ve done some technical work that makes me feel in a great rhythm,” he told Sky Sports.

He said that England side will be giving few days leave from bio secure bubble and then focus shifts to Pakistan series.

“Now I’m looking forward to a couple of days off outside the bio-secure environment but also looking forward to being back and playing against Pakistan.”