Panel discussion with Stuart Broad and Dominic Cork
A Q&A discussion with Stuart Broad and Dominic Cork at the Lord’s Media Centre.
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Stuart Broad, England cricketer and Twenty20 (T20) captain is rather unique in today’s modern international cricket arena, in that he plays all three formats of the game - Test match, One Day internationals (ODI) and T20 cricket.
Stuart has been involved in three successful Ashes winning series and played a crucial part in England’s success this summer. He has 434 international wickets and sits 14th on England’s all-time list of Test match wicket takers.
Stuart has made a massive impact in the FTI MVP rankings. He has the highest accumulative points of any England player in all formats of the game since the rankings began. He is 100 points clear of his nearest rival, Notts team-mate Graeme Swann.
Breaking that down into the three formats, he is the leading ODI points scorer, he is second on the T20 international list behind Kevin Pietersen, and third behind Swann and Jimmy Anderson on the Test list.
Dominic Cork is a former England international. And is now a member of the Sky Sports News cricket commentary team. Dominic achieved the best figures by an Englishman on debut, a magnificent 7-43 and has a Test match hat-trick to his name.
Q. Having been involved in three Ashes winning series, how does the most recent victory compare with the others?
Stuart Broad: We came into this summer as favourites, which is something us players had not experienced before in an Ashes series.
People were talking about us winning 5-0, however we knew as a team that this wasn’t realistic but it was still quite hard to deal with the expectation of winning.
People in the street would be saying that we’d already won the series and we hadn’t even bowled a ball yet.
So that was something we had to talk about as a team and get right and I thought we did that fantastically well. We didn’t have any complacency in the squad at all, and to have won 3-0, the biggest victory by England since 1978, was brilliant.
We can all be very proud about what we achieved and what is even more exciting was that we weren’t quite at our best. We were all honest about that, we played some fantastic cricket in parts, but weren’t right on the money at all times. So to have won the series having not played at our best is encouraging. It is exciting for the return series in Australia, because if we really put on a show down under we can walk away winners again.