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Broad plans England riposte

The first stage of England’s redemption movement will begin in earnest later this month, according to Stuart Broad.

Broad was part of the team that suffered a disappointing 5-0 Ashes defeat this winter.

He now leads England on their next chapter, which begins with a limited-overs tour of West Indies.

Broad will skipper the side for three one-day internationals and as many Twenty20s and has urged his troops to bounce back.

He said:  “When you've lost so many games over the last six months, it hurts, so we’ve just got to get back to winning to be honest.

“It’s time for the guys in that changing room to realise they can be match-winners and can step up now.

“We do have to make improvements, that’s obvious. It was heartbreaking to lose 5-0. It’s a winter that was a disaster, but as an England side we have to look forward now.

“We can't dwell on it now and we must move forward."”

Leading England’s tour in the Caribbean is Ashley Giles, who has served as limited-overs coach since last winter.

Following the departure of team director Andy Flower, who Broad concedes the players feel they “let down”, he can further his case for the top job by overseeing successful trips to the West Indies and the subsequent World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Broad says it is the players who have a point to prove, though, adding: “There's no doubt the players let Andy Flower down this winter; the coach can only do so much.

“We let the coaches down this winter and it’s up to the players to respond and perform on the field.”

The upcoming trip, of course, represents a great opportunity for England to tune-up ahead of the sprint-format showpiece in Bangladesh.

Broad said: “We don't spend a lot of time together as a T20 side, so we've got to make use of these next three weeks.

“We are going to Bangladesh in three weeks’ time with an opportunity to show something different.

“Twenty20 is about match-winners and taking the game by the scruff of the neck, so that's the challenge for this young group now.”

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