Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Broadly Speaking, Colly's Men Must Do Better

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Broadly Speaking, Colly's Men Must Do Better

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Byline: DAVID LLOYD

STUART BROAD is learning fast but the England team he failed to savefrom defeat at Bristol has take another backward step.

Nine months ago, Broad was hit for six sixes in one over by India's YuvrajSingh during the Twenty20 World Cup in India. But, far from turning the rawfast bowler into a nervous wreck, that hammering stiffened the 21-year-old'sresolve.

If only England's one-day side could demonstrate the same ability to emergestronger from nightmarish performances then the target of winning a globaltournament Twenty20, Champions Trophy or World Cup might be realistic..

But dismal displays like the one which saw them lose to New Zealand by 22 runson Saturday have been happening for more than decade and show no sign of goingaway.

Players come and players go, and England occasionally produce a near perfectperformanceas happened at Chester-le-Street eight days ago when the Kiwis were walloped by114 runs. Really good teams, though, scrape the bottom of the barrel only oncein a blue moon, not once or twice a series. …

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