Broad Honoured By
McGrath Comparison

Featured News | 7th October 2010

Nottinghamshire bowler Stuart Broad hopes to emulate another achievement present on his father’s CV by helping England to win an Ashes series on Australian soil.

His century against Pakistan at Lord’s secured him a place on cricket’s most famous honours board – a feat absent in Chris’s career who will relinquish his status as the only member of the Broad family to secure the Ashes down under if England enjoy a successful tour.

"We haven't won in Australia since 1986/87 and my old man was on that tour so it's been far too long,” said Broad.

"The Ashes is always seen as a huge spectacle but every international game you play there is a lot of pressure and you're there to win.

"We are a really confident group, we just need to make sure we start the tour really well when we arrive and we'll go from strength to strength.”

England won all six of their series on home soil this year and Broad, who now has 97 wickets in 32 Tests, was a central figure in all formats.

He made key contributions to Nottinghamshire’s LV= County Championship success, was included in the ICC ODI team of the year and has drawn comparisons with former Australia paceman Glenn McGrath.

"Getting compared to Glenn McGrath is a huge honour," he added.

"He was fantastic for Australia throughout his whole career and he is a bowler who I admire a huge amount and would look to follow in his footsteps.

"It's important to be myself but I do look at him and the way he bowled and how he got his wickets and try and filter that into my play.

"It's certainly wrong to get compared to him with his record but hopefully in the future I can get up to his standards."

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