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Broad misses Sri Lanka series

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 6, 2014

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Stuart Broad watches from the sidelines with a plaster on his troublesome knee, West Indies v England, 2nd T20, Barbados, March 11, 2014
Stuart Broad is targeting the first Investec Test for a return to England colours © Getty Images

Stuart Broad has confirmed that he will miss the limited-overs internationals with Sri Lanka because of the tendonitis in his knee which troubled him throughout the latter stages of the West Indies one-day tour and England's failed World Twenty20 campaign in the Caribbean.

He will miss the one-off NatWest T20I against Sri Lanka on May 20 and the five Royal London ODIs which follow.

Broad hopes to make his first appearance of the season in Nottinghamshire's LV= County Championship match against Durham at Trent Bridge on May 25 as well as Sussex at Hove before playing for England, subject to form and fitness, in the first Investec Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on June 12.

"I'm running this week and I'm bowling next week," said Broad at a Royal London function in London. "I've had a month without bowling the ball now. You've got to build up gradually to make sure I'm 100 per cent ready. We've got seven back-to-back Test matches and that's my aim; I'm not going to make the one-day series. Hopefully I'll play the seven back-to-back Test matches and then the one-day series against India."

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Posted by anver777 on (May 8, 2014, 4:14 GMT)

No wonder most of the time, injury prone Broad misses some part of a test series... So its not a big news for me, as this had happened so many times previously !!!! With or without Broad, hope SL will do well in Eng !!!! GO Lanka GO !!!!

Posted by landl47 on (May 7, 2014, 12:46 GMT)

Broad has to get this properly cleared up or it will continue to haunt him throughout the Summer. Better to miss a few games now than be half-fit for every series.

Some odd comments here- how is a player being injured indicative of England not giving respect to ODIs, ketaann? And Robster1s solution to fans being short-changed if top players miss international games is to have less international games. Unless my maths is wrong, that means the fans would have no players, top or otherwise, to watch. That's the ultimate in being short-changed, isn't it?

Unless Moores has a rabbit to pull out of the hat, I agree with CodandChips that the squad for the SL ODIs is going to be the same as that for the Scottish game. If Bresnan is fit and bowling well he clearly comes back into the reckoning, but hopefully we've seen the last of Dernbach in this or any other format.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (May 7, 2014, 6:04 GMT)

Cool. Always our Srilankan team is best

Posted by Udendra on (May 7, 2014, 4:35 GMT)

@ketaann: it's the other way for SLC and Test cricket.

Posted by Rawanaa on (May 7, 2014, 4:09 GMT)

with broad or without broad they cant avoid the thrash from Lions.. It would be better that there is no broad to see it.. lol

Posted by ketaann on (May 7, 2014, 3:43 GMT)

Neither england management nor players give respect to ODI. Thats main reason they don't like to play odi.

Posted by android_user on (May 7, 2014, 3:20 GMT)

england player pratice good in icc events & play well in english county in front of their crowd great. good ecb.

Posted by Robster1 on (May 6, 2014, 22:47 GMT)

Too much international cricket = too many injuries and fans being shortchanged when the best players are unavailable. That said, with Broad missing a number of matches here's hoping England discard players who have repeatedly failed and go for youth and the future.

Posted by CodandChips on (May 6, 2014, 16:30 GMT)

I assume that unless somebody gets injured or plays disastrously in Scotland, the squad for Sri Lanka will stay the same, but with 1 or 2 additions. If a batsman is added, I like Lumb and Hales, but I don't see room for another opener in the squad, except for somebody like James Vince who can clearly play in the middle order. If another seamer is picked, please don't be Tim Bresnan or Jade Dernbach, though Bresnan isn't fairing too badly for Yorkshire atm. There aren't many obvious choices for white-ball seamers atm given the current injuries to the likes of Willey, Topley, Napier etc.

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