England: Stuart Broad 'excited' by future under Peter Moores and Alastair Cook
England bowler Stuart Broad says he is thrilled to be working under new head coach Peter Moores.
Last Updated: 06/05/14 3:24pm
Seamer Broad, 27, was given his Test debut by Moores in 2007 before he stepped down from the role under controversial circumstances two years later.
Broad will not feature in this Friday's One-Day International against Scotland nor the ODI series against Sri Lanka as he continues to recover from a knee problem, but he says he cannot wait to get started in the Test series against Sri Lanka in June.
"I was delighted when he was offered the chance to coach England again," Broad told Sky Sports News.
"I was in the national academy when Mooresy was academy director. He gave me my Test debut and he brought Jimmy Anderson and myself back into the side in New Zealand, which quite a big decision at the time.
"He's passionate about England and when it ended for him last time there were a lot of players disappointed about that.
"He's very clued up as a coach, wants to push his players and make sure they're always looking to improve. You can feed off his energy, he's always buzzing and thinking about how to help his players. It's an exciting opportunity to work with him. He's a great guy."
Broad, who is England's Twenty20 captain, also insisted Alastair Cook remains the perfect choice to skipper the Test and ODI sides despite heavy criticism falling on the batsman throughout a troubled winter.
"Cook is the right man to lead this team forward. He has got the backing of the guys in the changing room," he said.
"Obviously after a tough winter you are going to doubt yourself, we're all human beings at the end of the day, but he's desperate for England to succeed and he's arguably the most successful batsman the country has had at 29 years old.
"It's a been a pretty hectic time. I will miss the one-day series against Scotland and Sri Lanka, which is disappointing, but it's better to get the knee right in the hope I can play for the rest of the summer.
"I'm hoping to play a full part against India - the summer is going to be a fantastic opportunity for these players. There's new management and some amazing cricket to come."