Broad support for Strauss

Seamer hoping England captain continues in ODIs

Last Updated: 18/04/11 8:40pm

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Broad: talked of as future England captain

Broad: talked of as future England captain

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Stuart Broad played down suggestions he is in line to succeed Andrew Strauss as England's one-day captain.

After overseeing a quarter-final exit from the World Cup in March, Strauss is weighing up his future in the 50-over format.

The Middlesex batsman has yet to make any public comment on the matter and Broad, who returned home early from the World Cup with a broken rib, is hoping Strauss will continue.

"It was very nice to be talked about in that regard," Broad told Sky Sports News HD.

"From a personal point of view I really enjoy playing under Straussy, I think he's a fantastic leader - as a team we have come a long way under him.

"I'd like to see him continue. He offers the team a huge amount and he's one of our best one-day batsmen. It is up to him but I'd like to keep playing under him."

Target

Broad, 24, endured an injury plagued winter that saw him forced home from, firstly, the Ashes tour with a side strain and, later, the World Cup.

"The rib is coming on - (but) a broken rib obviously takes a bit of time to heal," said the Nottinghamshire seamer.

"I'm probably still a couple of weeks away from playing. I'm aiming for the 10th May, which is Sussex away.

"That is a realistic target and then I'll try and push my way into the Test match team."

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