England pacers have stolen Australia’s Ashes domination blueprint, says Broad

November 11th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Nov 11 (ANI): England pacer Stuart Broad has said that he and his colleagues have stolen Australia’s blueprint for Ashes domination.

Broad said much of England’s pre-Ashes planning focused on the feats of seamer Stuart Clark, who was the chief destroyer in Australia’s 5-0 sweep in 2006/07, capturing 26 English wickets at an average of 17.

Broad said he had gone to school on Clark’s performance, and planned to emulate some of the Australian’s shrewd tactics.

“Rather than looking at goals, I look at ways of how people have taken wickets. I have been looking at Stuart Clark in 2006-07, he bowled that quite full length, looked to hit the stumps a lot,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Broad, as saying.

“And he managed to seam it on wickets with a wobbly seam, rather than holding the seam up straight as you do in England. You can’t ignore it because he had so much success doing it.

“Where other bowlers maybe didn’t look as threatening, he always looked threatening in that series. So that is something we have obviously looked at and learnt from,” he said. (ANI)

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