Captaincy will take Joe Root’s game to the next level, says Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad believes captaincy will take star batsman Joe Root's game to the "next level".

Updated: July 4, 2017 11:50 pm
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Ahead of the upcoming Test series against South Africa, England fast bowler Stuart Broad has claimed that star batsman Joe Root will improve his game to another level after being made the captain fo the Three Lions.

In an interview with Sky pSorts, Broad said, “Joe’s not had a huge amount of captaincy experience because he played for England from a young age but he’s learned the game at the top level.” “I think it will take his game to the next level if he can go any higher. He’ll really thrive off the extra responsibility.

“He’s an attacking cricketer, quite aggressive in the way he plays, so I think the team will take that sort of shape,” added Broad. “He was announced a long time ago and now he has the chance to put things into place.”

Broad also spoke about his return from an injury and said, “I got through the Lord’s final with no problems and bowled Wednesday and Friday before that with no pain.”

“I pulled up really well and I’ll train again this afternoon and tomorrow, but I feel confident,” he added.

“I’ve been playing county cricket since early April, so I’ve got quite a lot of red ball and white ball cricket in. It was great to have the intensity of a Lord’s final, to play in it but also to put my body to the test.”

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