Broad in it to win it

Seamer happy to take a backseat if England is winning

Last Updated: 12/05/09 1:12pm

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Broad: Vital contribution

Broad: Vital contribution

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England seamer Stuart Broad insists he is content to play a supporting role if it means the team are winning matches.

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The Nottinghamshire bowler, who starred on the tour of the Caribbean, was overshadowed by Graeme Swann and debutant Graham Onions in the first Test win over the West Indies at Lord's.

Broad remains an integral member of England's bowling unit, though, and still managed to pick up five wickets in the three-day victory.

The 22-year-old admits he was happy to be back playing on home soil after a tough tour to the Caribbean which saw three of the four Tests end in stalemate.

Pleasing

"I learnt a lot in the West Indies playing on some really slow flat wickets and when you come back to play at Lord's and it swung and seamed about it was pleasing," Broad told Sky Sports News.

"I picked up five wickets in the game so I contributed. It obviously wasn't outstanding but I contributed to a team victory.

"I picked up Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan early doors, which was obviously two key players for them so I was pleased, but as I say as long as England win I'm happy."

Andy Flower's side begins practice at the Riverside on Tuesday ahead of the second and final Test of the series against the West Indies live on Sky this Thursday.

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