We have the side to win World T20 title: Broad

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Published: Monday, June 25, 2012, 10:15 [IST]
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Broad eyes second World T20 title

Trent Bridge, Jun 25: England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad has said they have the side to win a second successive ICC World Twenty20 2012 title in Sri Lanka this year, an ICC press release quoted him as saying on Sunday.

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Broad and West Indies skipper Darren Sammy were at Trent Bridge on Sunday ahead of the sides' Twenty20 International getting up close to the ICC World Twenty20 trophies, the release added.

ICC World T20 tournament starts in Sri Lanka on September 18 and runs till October 7.

Broad was part of the victorious England team that won the ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010 in Barbados on May 16, 2010 against Australia and expressed his desire to bring home the silverware again for the side.

The fast bowler, who turned 26 on Sunday, said: "We would love to walk away with the trophy for the second time in a row and I believe we've got the side to do that again this time around in Sri Lanka.

"We know the conditions are going to be different but we'll have had some good preparation ahead of the tournament with the three T20Is against South Africa along with today's game against the West Indies. We've certainly not got an easy group with Afghanistan first up and then previous winners, India, so we will be working hard and focusing on the task at hand."

Broad admitted it would be nice to lift the trophy this time as the captain of the side: "I would love to be the man lifting the trophy having led the side to another ICC World Twenty20 title, hopefully that will happen in Sri Lanka which has a population that loves the game and will, I'm sure, turn out in force to watch the matches."

The Nottingham-born player admitted it would be good to have both England's men and women's sides as World Twenty20 champions, the latter having won the women's event in 2009.

"With the men's and women's finals being played as double-headers again, it would be awesome for Twenty20 cricket in England if both the men's and women's sides got to the final and ultimately won their respective tournaments," Broad signed off.


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