England Cricket: Broad excited by trip Down Under

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Stuart Broad says he cannot wait to tour Australia in the winter in a bid to help England win their fourth consecutive Ashes series.

The paceman was once again at the forefront as Alastair Cook’s men retained the urn, producing a match-winning performance by taking 11 wickets as England sealed the series 3-0 in the penultimate match at Durham.

Broad is currently playing in the limited-overs games against the Baggy Greens but once those matches are completed, he and his team-mates will turn their attentions to the trip Down Under.

Despite a convincing win for England during the series just gone, Australia did show signs of improvement and will fancy themselves to cause an upset on home soil.

The 27-year-old Broad recently found himself in the middle of a media storm when Aussie coach Darren Lehmann criticised him for his failure to walk after he looked to have been caught out in the first Test at Trent Bridge.

This incident has led to suggestions that Broad could find himself under threat in the southern hemisphere but the bowler says he isn’t worried and cannot wait for the series to begin.

“I’ve toured Australia a couple of times. I’ve always loved Australia, it’s a fantastic place to go with great restaurants and good bars,” the paceman said.

“I see that as being no different. At the end of the day we are going to Australia to win the Ashes and play games of cricket. That will be the players’ job.

“The rest of the off-field stuff is up to the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) to sort out. I’m certainly not going to be looking over my shoulder.”

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