Pre-series planning key to series whitewash: Broad

Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 12:15 [IST]
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Broad spells out the recipe for success

London, Aug 23: England pacer Stuart Broad has credited pre-series planning behind the success of the home team in the just-concluded four-match Test rubber against India, which they won 4-0.

England defeated India by an innings an eight runs in the fourth and final cricket Test at the Oval yesterday to complete a 4-0 whitewash of the visitors.

And Broad said the series win, which took England to the pinnacle of Test rankings, was the result of coach Andy Flower and captain Andrew Strauss' elaborate planning with the bowlers.

"We have worked well together. (Graeme) Swann has bowled very well on this wicket and we have all bowled to a plan throughout the series. It has been very rewarding," he was quoted as saying in the British media.

"They (India) have a powerful batting line-up but we set pretty clear plans at the start of the series on how we wanted to bowl - slightly fuller lengths with the odd bouncer and the wickets we have played on have allowed that.

"The plans have worked and we are delighted with the results," added Broad, who was adjudged England's player-of-the-series.


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