England’s T20 captain Stuart Broad wasn’t very forthcoming on answering questions about the controversial sacking of batsman Kevin Pietersen as he evaded the query giving a completely roundabout reply.
When asked about how much the issue of Pietersen, whose international career came to a dramatic end following England’s dismal Ashes tour of Australia, and sudden retirement of Graeme Swann has affected the team, Broad said, “Lack of experience is not a problem. We don’t have too many experienced T20 players, but there are lot of them who play Tests and ODIs.”
“You have Michael Lumb, Eoin Morgan and Luke Wright, who have played in T20 leagues all over the world,” the skipper said.
“We have guys who are keen to learn. There are some, who can stand up and deliver like Bopara, Morgan and Alex Hales, who recently was the No.1 T20 batsman in ICC rankings (currently No. 2). In Test matches, you do need 8-9 guys to perform but not in T20. In T20’s, you can win a match with even one or two players. In a Test match, you get a whole morning session to adapt but in a T20 game, you have to communicate in just one over,” he said.
Since they play India in a warm-up game, he was questioned about his thoughts on the current Indian side.
“Everytime, we come up against India, you think about the amount of IPL cricket these guys have played. They adapt very quickly to the conditions where there is no bounce. We have to see how their bowlers come hard at us during Powerplays.”