Broad: “Focused for 1st Test”

England bowler Stuart Broad insists England are fully prepared for the upcoming First Test against New Zealand at Lord’s; which starts this coming Thursday.

England played out a hard fought 0-0 series in New Zealand at the beginning of the year and Broad, 26, is looking forward to take on the Kiwis in front of a home crowd.

“New Zealand played fantastically in New Zealand, and we may have been under par but we are determined to put that right. We have a huge summer ahead of us, but at the moment we are fully focused on the test on Thursday.”  Broad said to Sky Sports. “We know we can perform better than we did in NZ, they’re a tough fighting side and we know the challenges they offer.”

Broad is keen, like the majority of the England side, to regain their ruthless test match record on British soil that the team have created over the past few years. “we’ve shown we have the character to rescue test matches from desperate situations- and shown character to go and score 450+ in an opening innings and make the game comfortable for ourselves,” said the Nottinghamshire bowler, “the first session is the most important, the first innings is where you set up the test match and hope to not aim to save it.”

Catch the Action from Lord’s live on Sky Sports, or highlights on Channel 5 every evening.

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