Broad Appointed England's
Featured News | 5th May 2011
Nottinghamshire bowler Stuart Broad has been appointed England’s Twenty20 captain.
Broad’s appointment as the successor to Paul Collingwood forms part of a leadership reshuffle in the wake of Andrew Strauss passing on the One Day captaincy to Alistair Cook.
Broad will make his debut as captain when he leads England’s Twenty20 side against Sri Lanka at Bristol on June 25.
“It’s a huge privilege to be named England Twenty20 captain and to form part of a leadership team that I’ve no doubt will work well together with a great deal of synergy,” said Broad.
“I’ve always enjoyed playing the shortest form of the game and I relish the opportunity to develop my leadership skills as England’s Twenty20 captain.
“The chance to work closely with Andy Flower is an extremely exciting one and as current World Twenty20 champions, I know there is a real responsibility to continue the team’s recent success.”
Hugh Morris, Managing Director of England teams, endorsed Broad’s appointment.
“Stuart has proven himself to be a match-winner in all forms of the game,” he said.
“I know he’ll relish the opportunity to further advance his leadership credentials while working closely with both Andrew and Alastair as an exciting leadership team.”
The Broad Appeal will benefit from England v Sri Lanka ticket sales at Trent Bridge