Stuart Broad is taking the World Twenty20 Super Eights one game at a time after qualifying from Group A
Last Updated: September 27, 2012 2:33pm
Stuart Broad: Insists the serious business of the ICC World Twenty20 starts now
England captain Stuart Broad believes ICC World Twenty20 starts now ahead of their opening Super Eight match against the West Indies.
Andy Flower's squad qualified for the second phase of the tournament courtesy of a comprehensive victory over Afghanistan, although they ended Group A with a 90-run defeat to India.
The chance to retain their title is five matches away, although Broad is not looking at the bigger picture - simply taking things one game at a time.
"It was important to get through the group stages, and this is where it starts for us," said Broad.
"We are only five games away from winning the World Cup, but it's important we don't look at it like that and break it down into small bits, starting with the West Indies."
Two years ago England claimed the World Twenty20 final crown with a seven wicket-win over Australia in Barbados.
England now do battle with the Windies in Pallekele and the 26-year-old likes what he sees from Thursday's venue.
"It's my first time at the ground, and it looks a fantastic ground," he continued. "It reminds me a bit of the Caribbean grounds, so it brings back good memories."
England (from): SCJ Broad (Capt), C Kieswetter (wkt), AD Hales, LJ Wright, EJG Morgan, JM Bairstow, JC Buttler, SR Patel, GP Swann, ST Finn, JW Dernbach, DR Briggs, TT Bresnan.
West Indies (from): DJG Sammy (Capt), CH Gayle, J Charles, DJ Bravo, MN Samuels, KA Pollard, AD Russell, D Ramdin (wkt), SP Narine, R Rampaul, FH Edwards, S Badree, DR Smith.