Veteran dressmaker Stuart Broad said he was solely focused on maintaining his fitness and being in peak physical condition for the rest of his career in England, adding he wasn’t looking too far ahead at the Ashes series of the next year against Australia.
The 36-year-old, who returned to the England squad under the new management of manager Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes, helped the side win six of their seven Tests this summer taking 29 wickets .
Earlier this week, McCullum said Broad would be part of the England squad for next year’s Ashes, along with 40-year-old James Anderson.
“I’m always someone who needs new challenges and I’ve always maintained that if I don’t work on something…my training becomes stale and I become stale as a competitive athlete,” Broad wrote. in his Mail On. Sunday Chronicle.
“It’s left me excited for the rest of my England career. And that’s not to say anticipating next year’s Ashes. We’ve made that mistake before. (McCullum) actually has a saying ‘Let’s play where your feet are,’ and that’s been a strength of ours all summer.
“We stayed in the moment. So all I can think about is going into the next test game I play, the fittest I’ve ever been. At 36, that’s important enough to say.”
England will play a three-game Test series against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, Multan and Karachi in December, following the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.