English fast bowler Stuart Broad is all set to miss the third Test against India in Mohali which will be played from November 26.
He needs time to recover from his damaged tendon on the right foot. Broad said about his injury, “It has been a pretty sore Test match, in my second over I dived for the ball and my toe sort of slipped the wrong way and I have done damage to the tendon which is a bit awkward. But if that happens in the second over you have no option but to keep playing.”
On Saturday, despite in the face of stress, Broad back in his rhythm with the impressive figures of 4/33 in the fourth day of the second Test against the hosts.
Stuart said, “So physically it has been quite a tough Test match but it’s all part of the job that you have to crack on a little bit. I think there are plans to move on once this Test match is finished to try and offload the tendon little bit for a few days. I am a believer that everyone reacts like different to injury and I have got to see how your body pulls off.”
As the fast bowler is not available for Mohali test but he hopes that will play Mumbai test. Englishman said, “You have got 17 days to Mumbai which is quite a long time, slightly less for Mohali, try to get fit for the next one but definitely be fit for Mumbai.”
He said Mohali pitch is one of the best for the fast bowlers to bowl seam. Stuart said about his condition of the right foot, “It’s annoying to miss any Test. I don’t know whether I will miss that but Mohali is one one of the better places to bowl seam in India. There’s a bit of pain in the foot but it’s part and parcel of fast bowling.”
Broad added, “Was nice to get more than one wickets here. It’s been a tough hunting ground. It was a different pitch to bowl on after we lost the toss. Day one was a batsmen’s dream. Then it offered a little bit more for the bowlers.”