Breaking : Stuart Broad ruled out of the remainder of India Test series with leg injury
In a huge blow for England ahead of the Lords test, ace fast bowler Stuart Broad has been rule out of the remainder of the India series. With a torn right calf muscle. The MRI scans have shown a tear.
With James Anderson also in doubt for the Lords test due to a tight quad. It’s a tough situation now for the English selectors. Promising fast bowler Saqib Mahmood has been draft into the team. And he is almost certain for a test debut after a stellar show in white-ball internationals vs Pakistan recently.
With Jofra Archer , Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes out due injuries and other factors. Broad’s absence is a massive blow to England’s chances on the series. Now it is up to their younger group and suddenly Mark Wood and Ollie Robinson with a handful of tests are ask to shape England’s fast bowling fortunes. Breaking : Stuart Broad ruled out of the remainder of India Test series with leg injury.
Lords test would have been Broad’s 150th test. He has a staggering figure of 524 test wickets at 28 average and 57 strike rate. He is only the 4th fast bowler in test cricket history to have crossed the coveted figure of 500 plus wickets. The other 3 being his partner in crime James Anderson, Glenn McGrath and Courtney Walsh.
Broad had a subdued 1st test at Trent Bridge. He was wicketless in the first innings and came back to his own in the final few overs of the 4th evening. Getting the prized wicket of KL Rahul to an unplayable delivery.