One of the shocking news with the resumption of cricket was England dropping the veteran Stuart Broad and deciding to play Mark Wood ahead of him. Stuart Broad played all the home games since 2012 which counts to 51 consecutive tests.
The handsome right arm fast medium bowler who is short of 15 wickets of joining 500 wickets club has played 138 tests in his career. In a recent chat to Sky sports, Stuart Broad was seen in agonizing pain and was not happy with the stand in captain Ben Stokes.
The ace bowler from Nottingham is 34 years old and has dropped a yard of pace or two but has been mighty impressive in the Ashes. On the other hand, the bowler who replaced him in Mark Wood had burst through the South African batters and looked the one for the future. When talking about him being dropped, Stuart Broad said,
I'm not a particularly emotional person but I've found the last couple of days quite tough. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement; you're disappointed if you drop your phone and the screen breaks.
Stuart Broad was quite frustrated with his omission and didn’t shy away from expressing his pain in his brief chat session
I'm frustrated, angry and gutted. It's difficult to understand. I've probably bowled the best I've ever bowled the last couple of years, I felt it was my shirt. I was in the team for the Ashes and going to South Africa and winning there.
On hindsight, England have very good resources as far as fast bowling department is concerned. They have 2 of the quickest bowlers in world cricket in Mark Wood and Stuart Broad at the moment. They have Chris Woakes and Sam Curran waiting in the wings along with the never ageing James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Here’s what Stuart Broad said about the squad depth of the current English team
It's great to see strength and depth in the fast bowling ranks. It's the only way that England cricket moves forward and gets better. And with high competition in squads it keeps the standard high. Everyone is under pressure for their spots.