Stuart Broad not interested in England's Test captaincy after Alastair Cook

By Peter Fraser - Follow me on Twitter @SkySportsPeteF.   Last Updated: 01/07/13 11:33am

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Stuart Broad: England's Twenty20 captain is not desperate for the Test job

Stuart Broad: England's Twenty20 captain is not desperate for the Test job

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Stuart Broad insists he is not motivated by the prospect of becoming England's Test captain in the future.

The fast bowler is currently the skipper of the Twenty20 team but Alastair Cook will lead the side in the longer format of the game against Australia in this summer's Ashes.

Cook has taken to the job in style after succeeding Andrew Strauss last August having been promoted from the one-day role.

"It is obviously great to captain your country but as a fast bowler it is quite hard to have that consistency to captain your country"
Stuart Broad

But 27-year-old Broad, who missed part of last summer's tour of India with a heel injury, is not overly concerned about eventually following a similar path from limited overs to captaining England at Test level.

"It is not particularly one of my aims," he told Sky Sports in an exclusive interview in association with England's kit suppliers, adidas. "It is not something I thrive towards.

"It is obviously great to captain your country but as a fast bowler it is quite hard to have that consistency to captain your country.

"You get rested here and there, and you pick up a lot more injuries as a fast bowler than you would as a batsman, which makes it harder to be a captain.

"But I love doing the Twenty20 job. It is exciting and quick. You have to think on your feet. It is less planned, which is what I enjoy."

Stuart Broad was launching the new England One Day International and Test match cricket kits, supplied by adidas. Visit www.adidas.com to purchase yours or join the conversation @adidasUK

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