Broad raring to play international cricket again

"I am desperate to play straight away"

“I am desperate to play straight away”

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England pace bowler Stuart Broad has announced that he is raring to play international cricket again.

Broad recently recovered from having his knee surgically repaired after the Test series against India in August.

When asked how his knee was feeling, Broad told Sky Sports: “Really good actually. It has been three and a half months since my operation. It was quite swollen for a couple of weeks. The swelling was probably the hardest thing to get rid of. A lot of ice, a lot of rest.

“But I must have bowled nearly 100 overs now. I went to South Africa for two weeks with the ECB bowling camp and it has come on really well.

“We had a little nets session at Loughborough Uni on Saturday, bowling at ‘Titchy (James) Taylor. (Chris) Woakes came down, Jimmy (Anderson) came down. I feel fresh, I am desperate to play straight away.

“Obviously I have not spoken to the new captain (Eoin Morgan) and coach (Peter Moores) about that but I’ll certainly be putting my hand up for selection.”

Speaking more about his patella tendon injury, Broad said: “It (the injury) was a bit like a doctor going to work with a migraine. You can do it but it is a bit fuzzy.

“During Test matches in the summer, I was in a hot bath from 2am to 5am because it was too sore to sleep, and I could only sit in a car for 10-15 minutes before having to get out and stretch it out.

“It was an ideal time to get it done. I have missed three months in time but I only missed the Sri Lanka one-day series and the India one-day series, so I have not missed a major amount of cricket, and 2015 is such a massive year.”

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