Chester-Le-Street: Stuart Broad has insisted England can cope with the spin-friendly pitches they will face when defending their World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka after a thumping loss to South Africa. England fell 0-1 behind in the three-match series after a seven-wicket defeat at Chester-le-Street on Saturday (September 8).
Put in, England could only manage 118 for 7 — their third lowest Twenty20 total. Craig Kieswetter, the opener, made 25 and the next best scores were identical, unbeaten scores of 18 by Broad, the England T20 captain, and Graeme Swann, batting at No. 8 and No. 9 respectively.
Of particular concern to England would have been the fact that several batsmen fell to poor shots against Johan Botha and Robin Peterson, the South African spinners.