After how the young fast bowlers bowled the other day in Centurion, it seems the England team management will now have to seriously consider bringing Stuart Broad into the XI.
England had batted well in Centurion and had posted more than 300 runs on the board, but, they failed to stop South Africa from hunting that score down on a flat pitch.
The bowling was pretty one dimensional from England and there was nobody in the attack who could enforce a wicket with some sort of extra pace or bounce.
The presence of Broad could have made a difference as he is someone who has got the ability to bang the pitch and get something out of it even if it does not have too much of juice in it.
The bowling line up that England has preferred in the recent times, it has got some skilful bowlers who can swing the ball upfront and are also good in the death and they have done well to be fair to them. But, when the batting conditions are easy, they get found out as they lack pace.
The Wanderers, where the next game is to be played, is not likely to be any different a pitch in comparison to Centurion. So, if Broad doesn’t play, the young England attack might find itself on the receiving end again.
Broad has made a comeback to the One day International squad of England after some time.
He had not been in the scheme of things in white ball Cricket post World Cup, but, he has forced his way back with some really promising performances in the longest form of the game.
The Nottinghamshire quick has got 178 wickets in his One Day International career so far.