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What happened at The Oval will always give me confidence, says Broad

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Cape Town, Nov 26(ANI): England fast bowler Stuart Broad has said that despite the ups and downs of international cricket, his performance during the fifth and final Test of Ashes series will give him confidence.

"The Ashes seems a long time ago now. But, what happened at The Oval is something that will always give me confidence in every form of the game I play," The Independent quoted Broad, as saying.

Broad's value as an fast bowler has underwent a significant change since the magical afternoon at The Oval in August when he took four Australian wickets in quick succession to finish with five for 37 and turned the Ashes on its head. But he is not running away with the idea that he is anybody special.

"I don't think it has particularly changed my life in any way," Broad said.

"I get recognised a little bit more and people say how much they enjoyed watching the Ashes, but that is all very nice," he added.

The 23-year-old, who has been out of action from the series against South Africa for the past three weeks with a shoulder injury, will return for the third one-day international on Friday.

Broad first bowled in practice on Sunday and went through his paces when the tourists had a middle practice at the Northerns Goodwood club ground in Cape Town. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 13:29 [IST]
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