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England fast bowler Stuart Broad has been in terrific form of late, especially in test cricket. However, the cricketer has stated that he wants to earn a regular place in the One-Day International squad, with a view to playing in the ICC 2019 World Cup.
Broad has not featured regularly in the shorter formats of the game for England, playing just two ODIs since the 2015 World Cup and was also left out of the squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in India.
Speaking to the BBC on BBC Stumped, Broad said: "I've got a lot of hunger and desire to get back in that consistently. A huge target is 2019. I've got a lot of experience, played 121 One Day Internationals and I've got a pretty good record. I've played all three formats for eight or nine years and coped quite well with that."
Broad's performances over the summer have propelled him to the top of the world bowling rankings, overtaking Indian spinner R Ashwin and South African pacer Dale Steyn. He has become the first England bowler to achieve the feat since Steve Harmison's rise to the No 1 spot in 2004.
He said: "I'm hugely proud to be No 1. It shows that you take important wickets. To follow Beefy (Botham) and Harmy as the only other two to have been ranked No 1 for England, it brings it home how special that is.
"I'm not overnight going to think I'm a better bowler than Dale Steyn, I've just been fortunate that I've stayed on the park recently and taken some consistent wickets. Hopefully I can be there for a period of time. I'm not going to be one of those bowlers who just stays there for five weeks. It gives me huge hunger and a huge desire to improve."