Reuters – (Reuters) – England paceman Stuart Broad said he wants to hit the pitch hard and extract extra bounce as he hopes to frustrate the Australia batsmen during the Ashes series which begins this month.

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  • (Reuters) – England paceman Stuart Broad said he wants to hit the pitch hard and extract extra bounce as he hopes to frustrate the Australia batsmen during the Ashes series which begins this month.
  • England cricketer Stuart Broad smiles as he arrives with the England cricket team at Perth’s International airport in Australia, October 29, 2017.
  • AAP/Will Russell/via REUTERSWhile Broad admitted he bowled “like a drain” in the warm-up match in Perth last weekend, he reckons it helped him adjust his length ahead of the series opener at the Gabba in Brisbane on Nov.
  • I tried to bowl a bit too full at the WACA and got belted so I’ve learned that lesson, and bowled that heavy length that gets wickets in Australia.”
  • Broad added that his fellow bowlers are looking for ways to strain the attacking instincts of the Australian batsmen, which could mean setting up slightly defensive fields.


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