England news April 10, 2012

Broad to miss IPL after being ruled out until May

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Stuart Broad has been ruled out of this season's IPL in order to continue his rehabilitation from injury. Broad, who is contracted to Kings XI Punjab, sustained an injury to his right calf during England's recent tour of Sri Lanka. Broad also missed the 2011 IPL season after sustaining a rib injury.

Arvinder Singh, chief operating officer of Kings XI Punjab, said the franchise were "sorely disappointed over Broad's absence but will soon finalise a suitable replacement".

Broad's aim now is to return to cricket with Nottinghamshire in early May. He will train at Trent Bridge and receive regular assessments from the ECB's medical staff. It is, at present, anticipated that he will return to duty in the County Championship against Middlesex at Trent Bridge May 9. Broad is also contracted to Kings XI Punjab for the 2013 season, subject to England commitments.

Under the terms of Broad's central contract with the ECB, he had originally been due to return to from IPL duty on May 5. Any England centrally contracted player appearing in the IPL - including Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan - is monitored by the ECB's medical staff who keep in touch with the franchises to oversee the treatment of niggles and adherence to any predefined programmes.

The workload of Broad is beginning to concern the England team management. Broad, 25, is a member of the England squad in all three formats of the game and has suffered a series of injuries over the last 18 months. A stomach muscle strain ruled him out of three Ashes Tests in Australia before a rib injury curtailed his World Cup campaign. Towards the end of the English season he then damaged his shoulder and missed the end of the India home series and Twenty20 matches against West Indies, plus the return contest in India during October which meant Graeme Swann was required as a stand-in T20 captain.

The ECB have also announced the availability of the rest of the squad that toured Sri Lanka. While some players, such as Monty Panesar, Ravi Bopara, Steve Davies and James Tredwell will be available for this week's round of championship games, others - such as James Anderson, Graeme Swann and Alastair Cook - will be rested until the start of May.

George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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  • grizzle on April 12, 2012, 20:11 GMT

    Nice! He can spend his energy on real cricket instead! And @rupam1842: you clearly did not see Broad destroy the Indian team in the tests in England last summer.

  • AdrianVanDenStael on April 11, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    @rupam1842: 'again' is not the appropriate word. As far as I am aware 'some unknown' batsman has never hit Broad for 6 sixes in an over. The only batsman to have done this was Yuvraj Singh in 2007, who had at the time been an international player for four years, and thus was at the time very well-known to any cricket watcher who bothers to pay attention.

  • cricket522 on April 11, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    I hope Bairstow gets the place. Morgan cares nothing about Middlesex he is a mercenary , in fact I would tear up any of the players contracts if they went to play in the IPL during the domestic season

  • akashhaque on April 11, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    Punjub shud buy Bangladeshi pacer Mashrafee immediately. He is in very good touch now, can be also a handy batter at the end of the innings.

  • GoCho on April 11, 2012, 10:04 GMT

    @Rupam, your comments made my day. Have you forgotten the trent bridge test match where he tormented us with the bat first and then took a hatrick? Funny how we Indians quickly forget our recent disgraceful performances but remember a t20 match 5 yrs ago!!

  • YorkshirePudding on April 11, 2012, 8:08 GMT

    @nzcricket174, Broad is most likely to be fit for the first test on May 17th and is likley to get a run out in a FC match at the start of may......@rupam1842, so he went for 6 6's once, but last year he took 25 test Wickets @13.8 against the self proclaimed best batting attack in cricket (India) last year, I'd say thats an improvement.

  • nzcricket174 on April 11, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    Terrible news for both England and the IPL. England are without one of their best bowlers and we won't get to see 6 sixes this year in the IPL.

  • Bruisers on April 11, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    @rupam1842 - LOL. Looks like you haven't been watching any England matches lately. He is one of the best T20 bowlers at the moment.. He is not the captain of Engand T20 team for no reason..

  • rupam1842 on April 11, 2012, 3:28 GMT

    Would have been hilarious if some unknown batsmen blasted him for 6 6's again.. Class shows, whatever the format and Broad isn't that good.

  • Meety on April 11, 2012, 0:14 GMT

    I would say it is good news for England that he is not playing in the IPL. Broad is starting to get a reputation for injuries, (at least they are not stress fractures), & there would be no gain for him playing in the IPL other than as a sorte before the test series.

  • grizzle on April 12, 2012, 20:11 GMT

    Nice! He can spend his energy on real cricket instead! And @rupam1842: you clearly did not see Broad destroy the Indian team in the tests in England last summer.

  • AdrianVanDenStael on April 11, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    @rupam1842: 'again' is not the appropriate word. As far as I am aware 'some unknown' batsman has never hit Broad for 6 sixes in an over. The only batsman to have done this was Yuvraj Singh in 2007, who had at the time been an international player for four years, and thus was at the time very well-known to any cricket watcher who bothers to pay attention.

  • cricket522 on April 11, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    I hope Bairstow gets the place. Morgan cares nothing about Middlesex he is a mercenary , in fact I would tear up any of the players contracts if they went to play in the IPL during the domestic season

  • akashhaque on April 11, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    Punjub shud buy Bangladeshi pacer Mashrafee immediately. He is in very good touch now, can be also a handy batter at the end of the innings.

  • GoCho on April 11, 2012, 10:04 GMT

    @Rupam, your comments made my day. Have you forgotten the trent bridge test match where he tormented us with the bat first and then took a hatrick? Funny how we Indians quickly forget our recent disgraceful performances but remember a t20 match 5 yrs ago!!

  • YorkshirePudding on April 11, 2012, 8:08 GMT

    @nzcricket174, Broad is most likely to be fit for the first test on May 17th and is likley to get a run out in a FC match at the start of may......@rupam1842, so he went for 6 6's once, but last year he took 25 test Wickets @13.8 against the self proclaimed best batting attack in cricket (India) last year, I'd say thats an improvement.

  • nzcricket174 on April 11, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    Terrible news for both England and the IPL. England are without one of their best bowlers and we won't get to see 6 sixes this year in the IPL.

  • Bruisers on April 11, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    @rupam1842 - LOL. Looks like you haven't been watching any England matches lately. He is one of the best T20 bowlers at the moment.. He is not the captain of Engand T20 team for no reason..

  • rupam1842 on April 11, 2012, 3:28 GMT

    Would have been hilarious if some unknown batsmen blasted him for 6 6's again.. Class shows, whatever the format and Broad isn't that good.

  • Meety on April 11, 2012, 0:14 GMT

    I would say it is good news for England that he is not playing in the IPL. Broad is starting to get a reputation for injuries, (at least they are not stress fractures), & there would be no gain for him playing in the IPL other than as a sorte before the test series.

  • Lmaotsetung on April 10, 2012, 22:51 GMT

    Sad thing is Morgan not getting playing time and he would have been better served if he'd turned out for Middlesex especially that they are now in Div One this season. Bairstow already got century to his name and knocking on that #6 door!

  • mikey76 on April 10, 2012, 22:44 GMT

    He needs looking after, a real thoroughbred cricketer who could go on to achieve great things in the game. If he is at the top of his game against SA then we stand a very good chance of beating them, so I don't care what he has to do. As long as he rocks up fit and firing for the test matches thats all that matters.

  • Sports4Youth on April 10, 2012, 20:40 GMT

    Pure bad luck. He works so hard on his fitness that we can see how fit he keeps himself. Yet he keeps getting injured. He is a very good bowler, more than a usefull batsman, fields hard. great utility in all the departments. Inspite of all this he keeps getting injured. I hope he does not go the Flintoff way. Atleast the difference between him and flintoff is that filintoff had a heavy body and Broad looks very trimmed, fit and stong , almost lean. Only if he needs to work on something is his temperament.

  • JG2704 on April 10, 2012, 20:02 GMT

    @Cpt.Meanster on (April 10 2012, 15:44 PM GMT) For someone like Broad , I'd not want him to play IPL at all. But I'd be pleased if some of our batsmen played it as they are less susceptible to injuries than pace bowlers esp Broad. Don't know if it's just me but IPL don't seem to take many chances on younger up and coming overseas players and would rather pay a much higher price for players who are established or even on their way down. Although I'm glad he is with Somerset I'd like to have seen Jos Buttler out there to improve his technique in SC and other batsmen like Hales , Root,Maynard,Bairstow and bowlers like Woakes , Briggs etc. I'm not sure how many Eng players there are there. KP (who did well today) and O Shah and is Morgan there?

  • JG2704 on April 10, 2012, 19:54 GMT

    @ A.Ak on (April 10 2012, 16:42 PM GMT) Broad has been England's best performer across all 3 formats in the past 9 months or so. But , yes you're right we'd rather an injury prone player like Broad does not risk further injury playing IPL. England's management have managed Broad's workload badly enough without ant further IPL involvement.

  • candyfloss on April 10, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    Well inspite of being an Indian all I would say is good for him and England, not the injury,I am talking about missing the IPL.

  • AdrianVanDenStael on April 10, 2012, 17:29 GMT

    England fans (and Andy Flower) will perhaps be relieved Broad is missing the IPL. However, other England players such as Pietersen and Flintoff have talked about what 'a great experience' it is (we're not interested in the money, no sirs), and there's probably more in that than Flower seemed ready to concede, given Broad's importance to the twenty20 team and the fact that England will be defending the twenty20 world cup in a few months' time. In terms of the availability of players, it seems clear that the players England are less likely to be interested in for test cricket are being made available for all cricket. On this basis, it looks as though the position of no.6 (sixth batsman or all-rounder) in the test team is very much up for grabs according to England's current thinking.

  • ProdigyA on April 10, 2012, 16:53 GMT

    This is the Rohit Sharma of England. He spends more time in rehabilitation than actually playing. Highly skilled but whats the use?

  • Kangroos.Proteas.Monkeys.Lions on April 10, 2012, 16:51 GMT

    Cricinfo, please change his role to all rounder. Apart from Asian Champions now we are missing this wondeful all-rounder who was a doubtful starter against india during whitewash series but who can forget that all round display there after.

  • A.Ak on April 10, 2012, 16:42 GMT

    Great news for IPL. Because England is now touring outside their home, he might not do well like he did in home. Then IPL will be blamed for all his future poor performances.

  • crikbuff on April 10, 2012, 16:08 GMT

    IPL is causing serious damage to world cricket. It is good to see that ECB is insisting that all their players are available for the English summer. First class cricket (county or Ranji trophy) is far more important than IPL

  • Cpt.Meanster on April 10, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    Well for those who complain English players are not picked in the IPL, this is your answer. They are either injured OR playing international cricket. Makes sense for him to take good rest and be ready for SA's tour of England in the summer. England will need him when they defend their no.1 title. I hope he's available for the Kings XI club next season. All the best Broady,

  • dhiraj_korada on April 10, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    Broad was never interested in IPL. The ECB also will make sure its valuable allrounders are not fatigued due to IPL

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  • dhiraj_korada on April 10, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    Broad was never interested in IPL. The ECB also will make sure its valuable allrounders are not fatigued due to IPL

  • Cpt.Meanster on April 10, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    Well for those who complain English players are not picked in the IPL, this is your answer. They are either injured OR playing international cricket. Makes sense for him to take good rest and be ready for SA's tour of England in the summer. England will need him when they defend their no.1 title. I hope he's available for the Kings XI club next season. All the best Broady,

  • crikbuff on April 10, 2012, 16:08 GMT

    IPL is causing serious damage to world cricket. It is good to see that ECB is insisting that all their players are available for the English summer. First class cricket (county or Ranji trophy) is far more important than IPL

  • A.Ak on April 10, 2012, 16:42 GMT

    Great news for IPL. Because England is now touring outside their home, he might not do well like he did in home. Then IPL will be blamed for all his future poor performances.

  • Kangroos.Proteas.Monkeys.Lions on April 10, 2012, 16:51 GMT

    Cricinfo, please change his role to all rounder. Apart from Asian Champions now we are missing this wondeful all-rounder who was a doubtful starter against india during whitewash series but who can forget that all round display there after.

  • ProdigyA on April 10, 2012, 16:53 GMT

    This is the Rohit Sharma of England. He spends more time in rehabilitation than actually playing. Highly skilled but whats the use?

  • AdrianVanDenStael on April 10, 2012, 17:29 GMT

    England fans (and Andy Flower) will perhaps be relieved Broad is missing the IPL. However, other England players such as Pietersen and Flintoff have talked about what 'a great experience' it is (we're not interested in the money, no sirs), and there's probably more in that than Flower seemed ready to concede, given Broad's importance to the twenty20 team and the fact that England will be defending the twenty20 world cup in a few months' time. In terms of the availability of players, it seems clear that the players England are less likely to be interested in for test cricket are being made available for all cricket. On this basis, it looks as though the position of no.6 (sixth batsman or all-rounder) in the test team is very much up for grabs according to England's current thinking.

  • candyfloss on April 10, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    Well inspite of being an Indian all I would say is good for him and England, not the injury,I am talking about missing the IPL.

  • JG2704 on April 10, 2012, 19:54 GMT

    @ A.Ak on (April 10 2012, 16:42 PM GMT) Broad has been England's best performer across all 3 formats in the past 9 months or so. But , yes you're right we'd rather an injury prone player like Broad does not risk further injury playing IPL. England's management have managed Broad's workload badly enough without ant further IPL involvement.

  • JG2704 on April 10, 2012, 20:02 GMT

    @Cpt.Meanster on (April 10 2012, 15:44 PM GMT) For someone like Broad , I'd not want him to play IPL at all. But I'd be pleased if some of our batsmen played it as they are less susceptible to injuries than pace bowlers esp Broad. Don't know if it's just me but IPL don't seem to take many chances on younger up and coming overseas players and would rather pay a much higher price for players who are established or even on their way down. Although I'm glad he is with Somerset I'd like to have seen Jos Buttler out there to improve his technique in SC and other batsmen like Hales , Root,Maynard,Bairstow and bowlers like Woakes , Briggs etc. I'm not sure how many Eng players there are there. KP (who did well today) and O Shah and is Morgan there?