Broad determined to emulate 'idol' Anderson

Sports | 30 Jul 2020

Stuart Broad wants to follow "idol" James Anderson by being a force for years to come after taking his 500th Test wicket during England's series-clinching win over the West Indies.

The 34-year-old was left out of the series opener, which the West Indies won by four wickets at Southampton.

Broad was included for the final two Tests of the series, both at Old Trafford. His 16 wickets, at under 11 apiece, were the most by a bowler on either side and pivotal to England's eventual 2-1 win against the tourists. He rounded things off in style by taking his 500th wicket during a 269-run win in the third Test.

"I'm glad I stayed strong," Broad said of his omission. "You always hear ex-sportsmen saying they knew when it was time to go, that they'd lost that feeling. Well, I've still got it in abundance."

He paid tribute to Anderson, saying: "He turns 38 soon and ... he has maintained himself and kept upskilling himself to be able to not only compete but get better at this level."


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