Stuart Broad says county cricket is “harshly treated” after Joe Root’s scathing criticism

England bowler Stuart Broad has defended county cricket after Joe Root claimed the present system doesn’t adequately put together gamers for Check cricket.

Talking after England had been thrashed 4-0 within the Ashes by Australia, Root stated: “Anybody that’s coming into this Check group on the minute is doing it despite county cricket, not due to county cricket.

“I feel there are positively issues that want to alter, some issues that want to alter over a protracted time frame – it gained’t occur in a single day – however there are lots of issues that may change fairly shortly that may hopefully make a big influence for kids and guys in and round this group to prepared themselves higher.”

Stuart Broad has defended county cricket
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There have been loads of concepts about the best way to enhance first-class cricket in England, with Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Agnew calling for the County Championship to be scrapped.

Nonetheless, Broad has defended the present construction, stating county cricket will get “harshly handled” and urging folks “to not disrespect it”.

In his column for the Mail on Sunday, Broad wrote: “The evaluation of defeat exhibits the distinction between the scrutiny positioned on crimson ball and white ball cricket in our nation.

“Sure, you may attempt to tweak issues as Australia have finished up to now by introducing the Dukes ball to the Sheffield Protect. However typically the county sport will get harshly handled.

“I’ve performed lots of county cricket because the begin of 2019 and I consider it’s vital to not disrespect it.

“Sure, you can play extra in June and July, and take the seam on the ball down barely.

County cricket has been criticised by Joe Root within the wake of England’s Ashes defeat
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“For what it’s price, I don’t suppose introducing the Kookaburra ball could be a very good factor as a result of in my view it isn’t of fine sufficient high quality to deal with English moisture. It might swell.

“I settle for that some pitches could possibly be higher – I’m fortunate as I get to play on superb surfaces at Trent Bridge – however it’s laborious guilty all our batting failures this winter on county cricket as a result of we additionally failed at dwelling towards New Zealand and India final summer time.”

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