We made Stuart Broad one of our ones to watch this season. Despite that endorsement, we’ve not been fully-convinced of his worth yet. A lot of hyperbole’s been spat in his direction and we weren’t really sure where it was coming from.
We think we get it now.
It wasn’t so much the way he bowled. We knew he could bowl. It wasn’t so much the way he batted. We knew he could bat. It was the simple fact that he batted so well, for so long, from that position and that he saw it through to the end.
We just thought: Here is a cricketer you want in your team. Batsman, bowler, whatever. Just get him in the team.