Broad content with squad workout – Cricket News Update

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Broad content with squad workout – Cricket News Update
With one eye on the upcoming World T20, England T20 skipper,
In a bid to level the T20 series, the hosts opted to play where they will be defending their crown.
While little could be gauged from their performance, owing to a rain shortened 11-over affair, Broad was still left satisfied with the performance of his players after they won the match by 28 runs. was the start of the show, scoring a 10-ball 32 to help his side set up 118 on the board.
The incoming Briggs and Bresnan started the proceedings with the ball and impressed by keeping things tight, while also providing their side with crucial wickets to restrict the Proteas 90 for 5.
"We obviously wanted to give guys experience," Broad said. "I didn't want guys who maybe hadn't played for England for a couple of years to have to make a difference in the semi-final or something. We wanted to come away with victories from this series, and we're pleased to have drawn the series after the first game, but there was half an eye on the World Twenty20."
With the home side resting Finn, Briggs was handed the new-ball, a strategy seldom used by the English think-tank. However, with the World T20 expected to offer slow, turning pitches, many teams have earned considerable success by opting to start with a slow bowler.  
While recognizing the importance of Finn to the team, Broad was keen to keep such options open when his side begins their T20 defence against two days later.
"We've not done that a huge amount as an team, but other teams have done it," Broad said. "It was good to have that option.”  



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