England's Stuart Broad sets sights on 2019 Ashes, says there is a lot of cricket left in him

England's Stuart Broad wants to play in the home Ashes series against Australia in 2019, the paceman has said after passing Ian Botham to take second place on the country's all-time list of test wicket-takers.

Reuters, Aug, 21 2017

England's Stuart Broad wants to play in the home Ashes series against Australia in 2019, the paceman has said after passing Ian Botham to take second place on the country's all-time list of Test wicket-takers.

File image of Stuart Broad. AFP

File image of Stuart Broad. AFP

The 31-year-old Broad went past Botham's haul of 383 wickets during England's first-Test win over West Indies by an innings and 209 runs at Edgbaston on Saturday.

Broad, who has 107 caps, bowled Shane Dowrich to claim his 384th dismissal and finish with five for 81 in the match.

"I have a lot of cricket left in me," Broad told reporters. "I'm really enjoying being a part of this team and hopefully have a few more miles in the tank.

"I'll be 33 in 2019. I certainly hope that my performances will keep improving so that I'm part of that 2019 Ashes."

England, who hold the Ashes, visit Australia for a five-Test series in November. The two sides meet again in England in 2019.

Broad is keen on maintaining his fitness levels ahead of their trip down under but insists he would not want to be rested for the remaining two Tests against the Caribbean side.

"This winter is a hugely exciting one," he added. "The two teams are very similar so it should be a belter.

"I will politely be suggesting that I will be having sufficient rest in September and October to be available for the next two Tests against West Indies."

England's second Test against West Indies begins on Friday at Headingley.

Published Date: Aug 21, 2017 | Updated Date: Aug 21, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6379 120
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119