Stuart Broad: 'England must win opening game of World Twenty20'

English bowler Stuart Broad celebrates with Jos Buttler after taking the wicket of West Indies batsman Darren Bravo during the second One Day International match bewteen West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium in St John's, March 2, 2014
© Getty Images
Stuart Broad believes that it is imperative for England to make a positive start to the World Twenty20.

England captain Stuart Broad has claimed that his side need to get off to a winning start ahead of their opening match in the World Twenty20.

Broad's team take on New Zealand in Chittagong on Saturday and he believes that they cannot afford to begin the tournament in disappointing form as they look to progress from Group One.

"We tend not to start series overly well, but it's a non-negotiable here," the seamer, who is expected to recover from a knee problem to play against the Black Caps, admitted to members of the media in Bangladesh.

"You've got to put yourself up there as a frontrunner to start with."

England lost to both the West Indies and India in warm-up games earlier this week.

England captain Stuart Broad bowls during the tour match between University of West Indies Vice Chancellor's XI and England XI on February 25, 2014
Read Next:
Broad expects to play in opening game
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Cricket on LockerDome
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand