England all-rounder and Twenty20 International captain Stuart Broad will miss the five-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka that begins on 22nd May.
Broad is stepping up his recovery from a long-standing knee injury but will miss Friday's ODI against Scotland, the Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka on 20th May, and then the five ODIs against the same opponents.
He is targeting Nottinghamshire's LV= County Championship match against 25th May as his comeback appearance as a match that will give him first-class practice ahead of the opening of two Tests on 12th June.
He hopes to also represent his county in a match against Sussex prior to lining up in England's first Test side of the summer.
"I'm running this week and I'm bowling next week," said Broad at the launch of Royal London's one-day cricket sponsorship.
"It's important you don't want to just bowl this week and play next week.
"I've had a month without bowling the ball now. You've got to build up gradually to make sure I'm 100 per cent ready.
"We've got seven back-to-back Test matches and that's my aim; I'm not going to make the one-day series.
"Hopefully I'll play the seven back-to-back Test matches and then the one-day series against India.
"I'm due to play the championship game for Notts on May 25 against Durham, hopefully to prove I'm ready to go for the Test match in June."
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