Updated: 23/09/2012 19:53 | By pa.press.net

No spin issues - Broad



England's Stuart Broad does not feel his side struggle against spin

England's Stuart Broad does not feel his side struggle against spin

Captain Stuart Broad insisted England's batsmen are not vulnerable against spin despite Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla guiding India to a thumping 90-run ICC World Twenty20 victory at the Premadasa Stadium.

After India had set Broad's side a challenging 171 for victory, several of England's top order seemed all at sea as they were bowled out for 80 - their lowest total in this format.

Veteran Harbhajan took four for 12 while leg-spinner Chawla finished with two for 13 to again raise the issue of England struggling to play the turning ball. Broad refuted that notion, though, saying: "I've seen the guys play spin extremely well, certainly in training, we've been learning in Sri Lanka and we've developed well."

He added: "We've had a really bad day but it doesn't affect our destiny."

The match was essentially a dead rubber, with both teams having qualified for the Super Eights stage by virtue of their respective victories against Afghanistan, but alarm bells may be ringing after their defeat to India.

The Nottinghamshire all-rounder did concede, however, that England's overall performance was well below par.

"It was all-round really," he said. "We were pretty happy with 170. We made a few mistakes in the field and we probably didn't hit our straps as well as we could have done but we didn't get it right with the bat at all.

"India got it very right - I thought they bowled very nicely. We played across the line a bit too much whereas against Afghanistan we struck the ball so straight and very cleanly."

1Comment
Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
10 reasons to make MSN UK your homepage (© Microsoft)

latest cricket news

  • Chris Gayle top-scored with 58 as the West Indies crushed Bangladesh in the second ODI

    The West Indies skittled Bangladesh for just 70 to claim a crushing 177-run victory at St George's and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in their one-day international series.

  • Surrey's Kevin Pietersen will be a star attraction at NatWest T20 Blast finals day

    Surrey's Kevin Pietersen heads the cast list as four sides head to Edgbaston to contest NatWest T20 Blast finals day on Saturday.

  • Virat Kohli captained the Indians to victory over Middlesex

    Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu were the difference as t he Indians eased to a 95-run victory over Middlesex at Lord's ahead of the one-day series against England next week.

  • Zimbabwe all-rounder Prosper Utseya's action has been reported to the International Cricket Council

    Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya has been reported to the International Cricket Council for a suspected illegal bowling action.

  • Harry Gurney's success at Nottinghamshire has seen him earn recognition in England's limited-overs sides

    Left-arm seamer Harry Gurney has committed his future to Nottinghamshire by signing a new three-year contract.

  • Billy Godleman fell four runs short of a century but his contribution lifted Derbyshire to an important victory

    Derbyshire pipped Leicestershire to the fourth and last quarter-final spot in the Royal London One-Day Cup thanks to a 53-run victory over Gloucestershire at Derby.

  • Stuart Broad will have knee surgery next month

    England bowler Stuart Broad is to undergo surgery on his right knee on September 4, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

  • Stand-in South Africa captain Faf du Plessis contributed 40 as his side eased to a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura made a solitary stand against a dominant South Africa as the Proteas cruised to a 3-0 series win in the third one-day international in Bulawayo.

  • Vernon Philander is absent for South Africa with a hamstring problem

    South Africa paceman Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the upcoming triangular one-day international tournament against Australia and Zimbabwe through injury.

  • Heather Knight's half-century was key for England

    Heather Knight's impressive all-round contribution helped England to a 42-run victory via the Duckworth-Lewis method over India in the first one-day international at Scarborough.

  • No play was possible in Edinburgh

    Scotland and New Zealand A saw a second match in five days washed out in Edinburgh on Thursday.

  • Joe Root's excellent form against India has seen him break into the top 10 in the ICC's rankings for Test batsmen

    England's series victory over India has seen them move up to third in the Reliance International Cricket Council Test rankings.

  • Kieron Pollard's 89 helped West Indies secure victory

    West Indies brushed aside coach Ottis Gibson's departure to record a three-wicket victory against Bangladesh in the first one-day international in St George's.

  • India coach Duncan Fletcher  left  will be helped by new team director Ravi Shastri during the One-Day series against England.

    Ravi Shastri has been appointed India's director of cricket for the One Day International Royal London Series against England which gets under way next week.

  • Jim Troughton led Warwickshire to the LV= County Championship title in 2012

    Warwickshire club captain Jim Troughton has announced his retirement from professional cricket with immediate effect after failing to overcome a long-standing back injury.