England fast-bowler Stuart Broad who has fallen out of contention when it comes to the shorter formats of the game for his country is "desperate" for a recall in order to represent The Three Lions at the 2019 World Cup.
The 30-year-old who last played for England when they played South Africa in February, failed to feature in their One Day International (ODI) series win over Sri Lanka and Pakistan and was also overlooked for their upcoming matches against Bangladesh, the first of which is scheduled to take place this Friday at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
"I'm desperate, as I think every England cricketer would be, to be play at the 2019 World Cup in England. It is a long way away but it will creep up. The tricky part of playing a lot of Test cricket, I've played 48 on the bounce now, is you don't actually get a lot of time to play white-ball cricket so it's quite hard to keep up with the standard in a game that moves forward so quickly", Broad said, as quoted by the Indian Express.
"I'm trying to find more time to play white-ball cricket. I've got a bit of a proven track record with the white ball, my stats are pretty good in the 50-over stuff, I just need to play a bit more of it."
The Nottinghamshire pacer has a decent ODI record with the ball, picking up 178 wickets in 121 matches at an average of 30.13 with an economy of 5.26. Broad was part of England's side during their disastrous ICC 2015 World Cup outing and with the selectors opting for a new aggressive approach, he has barely featured in the shorter formats of the game.