Friday 8 August 2014 

Stuart Broad Set For Knee Surgery

Stuart Broad celebrates a wicket
Stuart Broad has confirmed that he will have an operation on his right knee later this year
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England fast bowler Stuart Broad has confirmed he will undergo an operation on his right knee later this year but he hopes to be fit again in time for the 2015 World Cup.

Broad has been managing tendonitis in his right knee for some time and missed the early part of the season following the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

The 28-year-old has been key to England's improved performances in Test cricket, taking six for 25 on day one against India at Emirates Old Trafford.

In a press conference following the opening day's play, he confirmed that although he wasn't sure of the exact date, an operation on his knee will be required.

"It's been confirmed I'm going to have an op," Broad said.

"The timing is not confirmed but the fella is flying over from Sweden after the Oval Test to have a look.

"It will either be after that Test or after the one-day series, depending on what he suggests.

"At any stage in the last 18 months I could have had the op and it's at the stage where it needs to be done.

"It's actually a really good opportunity for me to get the knee sorted and to use it as a strength and conditioning period."

The final game of India's tour of England - the Twenty20 International at Edgbaston - is on 7th September and an expected recovery time of three months would leave Broad around a month to fully prepare for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

England begin their campaign against co-hosts Australia on 14th February and they also play New Zealand, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

© Cricket World 2014

Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs