Broad became only the seventh player, and fourth pace bowler, to pass 500 Test wickets as England completed a series-winning victory over the West Indies at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
"I'm sure everytime I write something about Stuart Broad, people relate to him getting hit for six sixes!" You think a couple of years ago, 'when's he finishing, when's he finishing?' And he's gone away from the spotlight, changes his run up, worked on his game and as a 34-year-old you can't ask for any more than that. "He takes wickets in clusters, he's a nightmare to play against".
The lack of 50- over regulars Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer has actually opened a chance for fringe gamers to stake their claim for a location in Eoin Morgan's side.
"For him to come back into the team and have such an impact is testament to how good a player he " s been for England over such a long period of time", Root said.
Since that forgettable night at the Kingsmead, Broad has gone on to play 140 Tests, 121 ODIs and 56 T20Is for England, bagging 744 worldwide wickets across formats.
"County cricket now restarts on Saturday, Aug. 1".
The competitors will see clubs divided into 3 local groups of 6, with counties playing the opposites in their group when and the leading 2 points scorers throughout the groups advancing to the last at Lord's.
"I think both of them have spoken about the Ashes".
"I've never really set any targets and I've learned a huge amount through my career, but what is pleasing me at the moment is that I feel so fresh and excited to play the game and I've done some technical work that makes me feel in a great rhythm", man-of-the-match Broad said.