Nottinghamshire bowler Stuart Broad will captain England at Trent Bridge for the first time in his career when the West Indies provide the opposition in Sundays NatWest International T20.
The match is a complete sell-out and a fitting occasion for Broad to celebrate his 26th birthday.
“We are a young side but I’m not worried by that because we have a lot of talent,” said Broad
“We have got players in that have performed in big matches and that’s what counts.”
Broad was a key member of the England team that won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2010 and sees little significance in the lack of IPL experience in his ranks.
“In 2010, we were the only team without IPL experience but we were consistent and successful in the format.
“The basics don’t change in twenty20 cricket and we know that length is very important in the early overs and slower balls and Yorkers can be effective at the death.”
England will be without Kevin Pietersen following his abrupt retirement from international limited overs cricket and Broad hopes that the performances of others will reduce the significance of that decision.
“KP scored a lot of runs at number three but he’s not around any more so there’s an opportunity for someone else to step up,” said Broad.
“It’s been four months since our last t20 international but I’m looking forward to it. You only need two players to tee-off and you can take the game away from the opposition.”
We're keen to ensure that you enjoy the best possible experience when you visit Trent Bridge and we have built strong partnerships with transport providers to help you to plan your journey.
Eventlink is a direct bus service which operates approximately every 10 minutes from Queen's Drive Park & Ride Site to Trent Bridge and, costs just £4.00 per car for up to a maximum of four people. On Sunday, it will operate from 1pm until 3pm returning from 5pm until one hour after the final ball.
Buses will drop off and pick up at the same location just outside Sandicliffe Ford on Loughborough Road (within 100 yards of Trent Bridge).
Parking is available along Victoria Embankment and charges will be applied by third party operators. Please note the normal entrance to Victoria Embankment is currently closed and access is via Wilford Grove.
Buses run every few minutes from Nottingham city centre and Nottingham station.
Claim a free in-stadia radio and programme
If you've already secured your seats for Sunday's NatWest International T20 then we're pleased to offer a free match programme and commentary radio to the first 100 people to arrive at the ground and 'let their Englishness loose.'
As a show of support for the England team, those dressed in traditional English garb will be rewarded with the gifts provided by Twelfth Man, the official fan community of England Cricket.
We want to see knights of the realm, suits and bowler hats, beefeaters, chelsea pensioners or anything else that embraces our nation's history and tradition. Please note that whilst we welcome fancy dress, props are prohibited from Trent Bridge.
If you've made the effort and want to claim your free programme and commentary radio, please visit the ECB Twelfth Man site in the TBI Courtyard. Gates open at 12.30pm.
All back to ours?
Tickets remain on general sale for England's NatWest Series One Day International against South Africa on Wednesday 5 September at Trent Bridge.
Adult tickets cost £40-£60, all under 21s seats are £20 and under 16s can watch the game for £10.
Call our ticket hotline on 0844 8118711 or click here to buy your tickets.