Broad advised to quit T20I cricket

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England selector Mick Newell has suggested fast bowler Stuart Broad quit Twetny20 International cricket in a bid to remain fully fit for ODI and Test match competition.

England selector Mick Newell has suggested fast bowler Stuart Broad quit Twetny20 International cricket in a bid to remain fully fit for ODI and Test match competition.

The injury-plagued Broad had been sidelined by tendinitis of the knee since early April, prior to this week's County Championship return for Nottinghamshire against Durham at Trent Bridge.

"Stuart is a key man for Test cricket and ODIs, so in terms of managing his fitness I think we are going to have to look at Twenty20 for Stuart," said Newell. "The last two or three years he has picked up a lot of little things and he would want to have played more cricket than he has.

"There is a lot of ODI cricket coming up and how you manage the workload for players like Stuart through the summer and as you prepare for the World Cup next February is something that will have to be looked at."

The 27-year-old Broad was unable to captain the T20I unit in this month's one-off fixture against Sri Lanka – and won't participate in the ongoing ODI series against the same opposition.

"Of course there is kudos in being captain, but I think he will get his head around losing that. He is proud and ambitious, but captaincy in a longer form of the game, perhaps in one-day cricket, would remain a possibility," added Newell.

The five-match series is currently locked after a win apiece. Old Trafford in Manchester, Lord's in London and Headingley in Birmingham will host fixtures three, four and five on 28 and 31 May – and 3 June – respectively. Two Tests will follow.

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