Rogers urges Oz to 'put pressure' on Broad during first Ashes Test in Brisbane

Sydney, Nov 20 (ANI): Australian Test opener Chris Rogers has said that his team needs to put some pressure on Stuart Broad because he is key for England, and that will be a challenge in itself.

According to, the hometown bully has 142 wickets in England at 26.62 while the inferior version on the road has 75 scalps at 38.09, an average that meaning he is a 43 per cent better bowler in England.

Fellow fast bowlers James Anderson (35.20), Steve Finn (35.20), Chris Tremlett (25.95) and spinner Graeme Swann (28.40) all boast better foreign records than Broad, who averaged 90 in his only Test at the Gabba, the report said.

The home side is wary of Broad's lethal wicket-taking spells but also believe the 27-year-old can be taken apart if he loses control in Australian conditions, the report added.

Rogers said that his opponent is a class bowler but hopefully he would give the Australians something to attack as well.

Meanwhile, Broad's message for any Australian who believes he could be sent into meltdown this summer is 'bring it on', according to the report. (ANI)


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