Broad eager to make Ashes history

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England fast bowler Stuart Broad is looking forward to the chance to make Ashes history, saying winning the little urn for a fourth time in a row is something the players are very eager to achieve.

England fast bowler Stuart Broad is looking forward to the chance to make Ashes history, saying winning the little urn for a fourth time in a row is something the players are very eager to achieve.

Broad, who has been part of the past three Ashes wins, knows the significance of the return series in Australia in November, as it will be the first time an England side has won the series four consecutive times.

His team won the urn three-nil this year, in England, and while he expects a tougher time Down Under, he is still confident of a winning performance, considering they were below-par for much of the England leg and still won.

Broad told the <i>Press Association</i>: "We're very excited, to have won the Ashes in England was a huge achievement, the biggest margin since 1978 I think.

"So the guys are very proud of that but we have an opportunity to be the first England team to ever win four in a row which is a huge motivation for us, we're really focused on that.

"We have a bit of down time now to get mentally fresh but stay in physical nick and then when we get there we'll be able to hit the ground running.

"We know Australia will be a tough place to tour, it always is, they're tough cricketers, but we're very focused on making sure we get our jobs right."

Broad was also unperturbed by the idea of being jeered by Aussie fans, saying he expected it as an England player, even if he didn't have the added baggage of his 'non-walk' in Nottingham adding to the hostility.

He said: "I think any English cricketer that steps onto Australian shores, especially when you're beating them, is going to get an interesting reception but that's part and parcel of elite sport, you have to deal with that.

"We're fortunate in cricket we don't get hostile receptions too often but you look at Premier League stars they get it every weekend so it's something we'll have to deal with but something that will excite the players as well."

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