it’s scoring big runs that wins back , not bowling at 90mph
Veteran English pacer Stuart Broad feels that the most important factor to win a Test match is to put a big total on the board rather than having a higher expectation on the bowler to bowl a desired spell every time. Broad also feels that , starategy should be changed while selecting the squad as scoring runs should be keep as the key factor.
Broad feels that to its most important to score a definite amount of runs in the first innings to board on the plane. A lesser amount than the expectations can’t be fruitful for the bowlers and Broad termed it irrelevant.
“We should take the focus off which bowlers are going to be selected for that series because it’s an irrelevant conversation if you’re going to be bowled out for 200. It’s equally irrelevant if you’re bowled out for 300. You need to be reaching the 400s.” Broad wrote in daily Mail.
“If you want to know what it takes to win Test matches in Australia, it’s not whether you have someone who can get up to 95mph. Glenn McGrath was still pretty useful coming up to his 37th birthday and bowling at 80mph when his team had 500 runs on the board.”
Broad took the examples and explained how the big totals led them to victories. He pointed out the contribution in the batting side and than a bowling spell when Alister Cook , Kevin Pietersen all scored big runs. He feels that any bowler in the team have ability to come up with armoury but what matters is big totals.
” Look back at when England last won there in 2010-11: Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen all got big hundreds, scores of 150-plus. Ian Bell, Andrew Strauss and Matt Prior got hundreds, too.
“In all three wins, the team batted just once. Jimmy, Tim Bresnan and Chris Tremlett bowled in the mid-80s and England made big totals.Whoever we take, we have the talent within the bowling armoury to get wickets. “