General News | 3rd June 2008

Broad Hoping For Home Soil Victory

Notts bowler Stuart Broad says that winning the Third npower Test against New Zealand at Trent Bridge would be ‘a dream come true.’

England will clinch the series with a win or a draw in the match, which begins on Thursday, and Broad and Notts team mate Sidebottom could be central figures in any England success.

“Trent Bridge is a fantastic place to play and I’ve experienced a full house with Leicestershire in the Twenty20 Cup and, if selected, it will be a dream to walk out for England,” said Broad.

“It would be great if Ryan and Jimmy Anderson can make early inroads and then I’ll come on and attack the middle order.

“It is known to be a good pitch for batsmen but we know that it swings so the bowlers are always in the game.”

A relative newcomer to international Test cricket, Broad has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence since making his first England appearance in the Twenty20 international against Pakistan in August 2006.

He made his test debut against Sri Lanka in December 2007 and took four wickets against Kent in his first County Championship game for Nottinghamshire in May.

England drew the First npower Test at Lord’s but won at Old Trafford setting the scene for the crunch match at Trent Bridge, where Broad hopes to shine.

“There is a very good atmosphere in the dressing room and it isn’t a case of a few senior players dictating things, we all have an opinion,” he said.

“I have days when everything hits the area that I want it to and days where I don’t but that will improve as gain more experience and I know that I have to perform.”

Adult tickets costing £35-£50 and under 16’s tickets costing £16 for the new stand are available now for the first day of the third npower Test from trentbridge.co.uk and from the ticket office by calling 0870 1688888.

It's the crunch match, the series decider, the Third npower Test starts on Thursday at Trent Bridge

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