Englishman Stuart Broad says he could play until the same age as his longtime partner James Anderson.
Broad took three wickets in 14 bullets on day four to rekindle England’s hopes of victory in the West Indies’ second test at Emirates Old Trafford.
The 34-year-old is second on England’s all-time test box candidate list, behind Anderson, 37.
“Why not try to imitate what Jimmy did, play until his age and have this kind of success?” Broad said.
” I’m hungry. My fitness record is good. If I have it as a goal, when I set goals, I am very hungry to reach them. ”
Anderson, who competed in the first test but is resting for the second, turns 38 on July 30.
It took 587 test wickets, including 129 since Broad’s current age.
Broad, who brought his total wickets to 488 with 3-66 on Sunday, said, “Sometimes I am placed in an older category than I am.
“Jimmy has taken these wickets since he was my age. Why can’t I do the same?
Broad was ruled out of the First Test defeat at Southampton in favor of Anderson, Mark Wood and Jofra Archer.
At the time he said he was ‘angry, frustrated and drained’ to be left out, but returned to Manchester as England spun their fast bowlers during a period they will play. six tests in seven weeks.
“It’s great to be back on the team,” said Broad, who made his test debut in 2007. “This opportunity would always come up, but you have natural disappointment if you don’t play. ”
The Broad burst on the fourth night sparked a game that looked like it was heading for a draw.
In response to England’s 469-9 declared, the West Indies were 242-4 and moved into a safe position.
But Broad claimed 3-1 and Chris Woakes took three wickets to send tourists away for 287.
England rose to 37-2 at the close – a 219 lead – and Monday will push for a win that would tie the three-game series at 1-1.
“It’s great to find ourselves in a position where we could win,” Broad told BBC Test Match Special.
“We need 10 opportunities tomorrow and we have to make the new ball count. If we could get the West Indies 50-3 we would be screaming.
“It will be a great match test day tomorrow. It is really exciting. “