‘Skilful’ Broad, the biggest threat to Australia during Ashes: Adams

Sunday, October 31, 2010

AUCKLAND - Former New Zealand all-rounder Andre Adams has said that England fast bowler Stuart Broad would be the ‘biggest threat’ to Australia during the upcoming Ashes series.

Adams, who plays for Nottinghamshire along with Broad, said that the 24-year-old’s fighting qualities would strengthen the English attack.

“He’s going to be the biggest threat to Australia. Stuart is a skilful bowler; he swings the new ball away [from the batsman] and the old ball in. He’s awkward, he’ll get a lot of bounce and, believe me, he definitely won’t give up,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Adams, as saying.

Adams further said that Broad deserved his tag as the next big thing of English cricket.

“If he has a good spell Stuart can take the game away very quickly We’ve seen it before with the likes of Brett Lee, Andrew Flintoff, while Simon Jones was another who did for brief periods … If you have a fast bowler who can take the game away, he becomes a key,” Adams said.

“The English attack will surprise the Australian public. They’ll actually challenge, they won’t be the underdogs because they’re mentally on top - they won the Ashes and the one-day series,” he added. (ANI)

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