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  Sports   06 Jul 2020  Stuart Broad could miss first test against WI

Stuart Broad could miss first test against WI

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Jul 6, 2020, 11:20 am IST
Updated Jul 6, 2020, 11:20 am IST
Senior England pacer Stuart Broad might be dropped from the playing XI for the first Test against West Indies starting Wednesday
Stuart Broad
 Stuart Broad

Southampton: Senior England pacer Stuart Broad might be dropped from the playing XI for the first Test against West Indies starting Wednesday and Jofra Archer and Mark Wood will partner James Anderson.

Stuart BroadStuart BroadAccording to the report, Broad will miss first home Test match in eight years. With only one spinner in XI, Stuart Broad's place in the playing XI has come under doubt.

Even Chris Woakes is likely to miss out in the Ageas Bowl game.

Broad last missed a home Test when he was rested against West Indies in 2012 and with 485 Test scalps is only second to Anderson in terms of highest wicket-takers for England.

Stuart Broad with Ben StokesStuart Broad and Ben StokesHowever with six back-to-back Tests against the Windies and Pakistan, the rotation policy could be used to keep the paces fresh.

Three back-to-back Tests against West Indies, followed by three more in quick succession versus Pakistan in August, make rotation inevitable this summer, a daily paper reported.

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