Stuart Broad issues an open challenge to Pat Cummins and company ahead of the 2023 Ashes. ‘It would be great for us if Australia try to take us on at our own game’

Before the 2023 Ashes, seasoned English bowler Stuart Broad has publicly challenged Australia. The previous red-ball cricket match between these two teams see England lose 4-0. But have a lot change for the Ben Stokes-led team since then. They’ve change their approach and start to play an aggressive kind of cricket that is previously unheard of in Test cricket.

As a result, the Three Lions defeated New Zealand, South Africa, and Pakistan in a Test series. In the rescheduled Test at Edgbaston, they also triumphed over India. Therefore, Broad appears upbeat as he prepares to host the following match of the headline event, and he finally challenges Australia to fight back against the ‘Bazball’ movement.

They could make blunders if we persuade them to play in a slightly different style: Broad

Stuart Broad believes Australia’s captain, Steve Smith, should take a risk and come down the track to knock over the mid-off region. The main reason for posing this challenge is that Leach has more wickets by catching in the region than LBW dismissals. As a result, Broad will want his skipper Ben Stokes to keep the fielders up all the time, increasing the temptation for the Australian hitters and Smith to take chances.

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“It would be great for us if Australia try to take us on at our own game. If we can get them playing in a slightly different style they could make mistakes and that would be brilliant for us. Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja are all guys who like to bat time and accumulate. So if we can nibble away at them and just get them thinking, ‘Why are we not scoring quicker? Why are we not moving the game forward?’

Broad was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo

“I’d love Smith to dance down the track and sky one to mid-off early doors. That would be classic,”

Notably, England is keen to reclaim the turn, since the Ashes begin on June 16 at Edgbaston. Meanwhile, the Australian squad will arrive by the end of May to acclimate to the English environment. Meanwhile, athletes like as Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Marcus Harris will shortly fly to the United Kingdom (UK) to compete in the County Championship. Broad.

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