Broad Out Of Sri Lanka ODIs

Stuart Broad (second left) is aiming to play Championship matches for Nottinghamshire before returning to England duty
Stuart Broad (second left) is aiming to play Championship matches for Nottinghamshire before returning to England duty
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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."

© Cricket World 2014

Fixtures & Results

20th May: Twenty20 International, The Oval, London
Sri Lanka 183-7 (T Perera 49) beat
England 174-7 (Hales 66) by nine runs
22nd May: 1st ODI, The Kia Oval, London
England 247-6 (Ballance 64, Bell 50) beat
Sri Lanka 144 (Jordan 3-25) by 81 runs (D/L)
25th May: 2nd ODI, EDICG, Chester-le-Street
Sri Lanka 256-8 (Dilshan 88, Gurney 3-59) beat
England 99 (Senanayake 4-13) by 157 runs
28th May: 3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 73-0 (Bell 41no, Cook 30no) beat
Sri Lanka 67 (Jordan 5-29) by 10 wickets
31st May: 4th ODI, Lord's, London
Sri Lanka 300-9 (Sangakkara 112, Dilshan 71) beat
England 293-8 (Buttler 121) by seven runs
3rd June: 5th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sri Lanka 222-4 (Thirimanne 60no) beat
England 219 (Cook 56) by six wickets
12th-16th June: 1st Test, Lord's, London
England 575-9 dec. & 267-8 dec. drew with
Sri Lanka 453 (Sangakkara 147) & 201-9
20th-24th June: 2nd Test, Headingley, Leeds
Sri Lanka 257 & 457 (Mathews 160) beat
England 365 & 249 (Moeen Ali 108no) by 100 runs