Broad backs batsmen vs West Indies

ENGLAND Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad believes his side’s batsmen will be ready to deliver in today’s ICC match against West Indies.

They suffered against India’s spin bowling throughout Sunday’s

90-run defeat against India but in Pallekele today he believes that that is set to change.

“It’s all mental,” Broad said. “It is important to get back into the nets and start feeling like hitting the ball again.

“It is all a mental state of mind, getting back in a positive frame of mind and reminding [ourselves] that we are good players who have performed consistently.

“We have match-winners in our side, and it is certainly not one to worry or panic about. If you are going to have a blip, do it in the game that doesn’t matter.

“Going into this game there is no feeling of there being nothing on this one.

“Against India, as much as we tried to get away from it, there was the sense that – whatever the result – it didn’t change what we did.

“It is important to get a good start in the Super Eights, because the games come thick and fast.

“We just talked about our strengths – learn from the mistakes you make, but don’t dwell on them.”