England one-day coach Ashley Giles pleased to have Stuart Broad back
Last Updated: January 31, 2013 2:43pm
England one-day coach Ashley Giles is pleased to have all-rounder Stuart Broad back in the fold for the tour of New Zealand.
Giles and Twenty20 captain Broad are preparing for three T20 internationals and three one-day internationals against the Black Caps next month.
Broad missed the 3-2 one-day series defeat in India, which was Giles' first series in charge, with a bruised left heel and was unable to link up with the squad at first when snow forced his flight to be cancelled.
"Stuart has got a major part to play in all three forms of the game for us," said Giles.
"We've got a lot of strength in depth at the moment. We showed that by taking a relatively inexperienced bowling attack to India for the one-dayers, and leaving some really good players behind."
"We've got a lot of strength in depth at the moment. We showed that by taking a relatively inexperienced bowling attack to India for the one-dayers, and leaving some really good players behind.
"That's a key for us. We need to look after our good players really well, keep them hungry and on top of their game."
Giles also knows he cannot afford to be stargazing about next summer's ICC Champions Trophy with still more pressing matters to attend to in the here and now.
"The Champions Trophy is obviously a major tournament for us, particularly being in England," he said.
"But before that we have Twenty20 here, and I've not coached any Twenty20 cricket with this side.
"So it's important Broady and I get to know each other really well over this next period, and we plan towards both forms of the game."