Broad wants regular spot in England ODI side
London: England fast bowler Stuart Broad says he wants to be a regular member of the One-Day International (ODI) side in order to feature in the home World Cup in 2019.
The 29-year-old has been left out of the World T20 and has played only two ODIs since the 2015 World Cup.
“I’ve got a lot of hunger and desire to get back in that team consistently,” Broad was quoted as saying by the BBC on Friday.
“A huge target is 2019. I’ve got a lot of experience, played 121 ODIs and I’ve got a pretty good record.”
After England’s dismal outing in the 2015 World Cup, Broad was dropped so that the team management could bring in new faces.
It was also done to manage his workload as the pacer had a knee surgery in 2014.
However, he was recalled for the one-day series in South Africa, playing the final two games of a series that England lost 3-2.
“I’ve played all three formats for eight or nine years and coped quite well with that,” Broad said.
Speaking about fitness he said: “Part and parcel of being an international cricketer is staying fit and fresh for as much cricket as possible.”
“We know it’s a short career, so you have to try and be in the best possible shape.”