Broad and Root leave Australia reeling

Stuart Broad produced one of the greatest spells of Ashes fast bowling on his home ground to dismantle a shellshocked Australia for 60 and Joe Root struck a century as England took a giant stride in their quest to regain the urn by ending a remarkable opening day to the fourth Investec Test with a lead of 214.

Broad stepped up in the absence of the injured James Anderson to lead the attack sensationally at Trent Bridge, bamboozling the tourists with an inspired display of seam-and-swing bowling to return astonishing career-best figures of 8-15 in 9.3 overs.

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Woakes: Anderson and Broad lift England

By Callum Dent

The return of experienced duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad will give England a welcome boost ahead of the World Cup, according to Chris Woakes.

The pair, with 292 one-day international caps between them, have both recovered from knee problems and are part of Peter Moores’ 15-man squad for next month’s showpiece in Australia and New Zealand.

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Anderson and Broad bound for South Africa

By Rob Barnett

James Anderson and Stuart Broad today join up with the England Performance Programme fast bowlers camp in Potchefstroom, South Africa, and the other seamers on the trip are eagerly anticipating their arrival.

Anderson and Broad are on the comeback trail from knee injuries that ruled them out of England’s current tour to Sri Lanka.

Broad had an operation on his right patella tendon in early September and reported a month later that his recovery is going well.

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Broad focused on World Cup fitness

Stuart Broad is confident he will be fit and ready for the World Cup in the winter as he prepares to undergo surgery on his knee.

The 28-year-old seamer will go under the knife for the first time today to fix a problem that has hampered him for the best part of a year.

“I’m looking forward to getting that done actually,” he told ecb.co.uk.

“It’s been around for a couple of years and it has been quite sore for eight or nine months.”

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Broad wants England to retain intensity

By Dave Clark

Stuart Broad has called on England to come out all guns blazing again tomorrow after the hosts continued to dominate the third Investec Test against India at the Ageas Bowl.

The tourists finished day three on 323 for eight – still 246 behind England’s first-innings 568 for seven declared.

Broad took three of the seven wickets to fall today, with James Anderson and Moeen Ali each striking twice, but the seamer was keen to emphasise that the job is not yet done.

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