England eye No 1 spot: Broad

Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 14:09 [IST]
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England eye No 1 spot: Broad

London: Fast bowler Stuart Broad, who was man of the match in Sunday"s 197-run series-clinching win over Australia at The Oval, has said that England"s aim is to become the No.1 Test team following their 2-1 Ashes series triumph.

But Broad warned that he and England have much more to prove yet.

“I woke up with a huge smile on my face – I"ve not stopped smiling," The Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

Broad wants to win Ashes to shut up his dad

“We move on and focus on future challenges. Our ultimate aim is to become the No 1 team in the world - but that does not happen overnight," Broad said.

The absence of Flintoff will be hard felt, but Broad points out that he has been missing before with injury.

“We are not rabbits in the headlights without Fred. We have had to play at times without him before. But he has been a huge help to me, and I cannot thank him enough for what he has done for English cricket," he said.

Many will now look to Broad to fill Flintoff''s boots - just as they did with others a generation before when the great Ian Botham retired.


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