Stuart Broad: England can cope fine without Kevin Pietersen

16:41 20 September 2012

Stuart Broad, once again, had to field questions about Kevin Pietersen. Picture: David Davies/PA Archive

Stuart Broad, once again, had to field questions about Kevin Pietersen. Picture: David Davies/PA Archive

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Stuart Broad is out to prove that England can cope without frozen out Surrey star Kevin Pietersen when they begin their defence of the ICC World Twenty20 on Friday.

Pietersen was left out of the squad after the ongoing fall-out from the ‘provocative’ texts he sent to South Africa players during their test series.

But Broad insists England’s squad is more than capable of performing well without Pietersen

“KP’s been around for a long time and obviously done fantastically well for us,” said Broad.

“His battles with the ECB at the moment mean he’s not here, and we have to put up with that and get on with it.

“The 15 guys in the squad are excited to be here, up for the challenge - and that’s what you want coming into a tournament.

“We’ve not just got players who can ‘do a job’; we’ve got world-class match-winners in the side.

“Yes, we’ve got guys who haven’t played a lot of international cricket.

“But we’ve got eight of us who won the ‘World Cup’ two years ago - and players who can clear the ropes ... guys down to number nine who can do that.

“I think you need that in Twenty20 cricket.”

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