Saturday 22 March 2014 

Video - Broad Confident He Will Play New Zealand

England captain Stuart Broad says he is confident that he is fit enough to face New Zealand in England's opening ICC World Twenty20 game against New Zealand later today.

Broad is managing a long-term knee injury and missed the Twenty20 International series in the West Indies and England's opening warm-up game in Bangladesh, also against the West Indies.

He bowled two overs during England's 20-run defeat to India in their final warm-up and is happy with the progress he is making.

Speaking yesterday, he said; "Obviously we are pre training today so I'm going to bowl two spells in training today but the knee's come up pretty well from the India game.

"It was quite a new position for me as a player to almost have my first bowl for 10 days as a fitness test during a game, but with it being a warm up game and India playing 15 players it was an opportunity that was presented to us and it's actually given me a lot of confidence having had 12 balls in the middle because we know how different it is bowling in the nets to a game.

"So, I'm pretty confident, well very confident about playing a part tomorrow."

England will also play the Netherlands, South Africa and Sri Lanka in Group 2 of the tournament.

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