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

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
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