England pacers have stolen Australia`s Ashes domination blueprint, says Broad

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2010, 15:36 PM IST

Sydney: England pacer Stuart Broad has said that he and his colleagues have stolen Australia`s blueprint for Ashes domination.

Broad said much of England`s pre-Ashes planning focused on the feats of seamer Stuart Clark, who was the chief destroyer in Australia`s 5-0 sweep in 2006/07, capturing 26 English wickets at an average of 17.

Broad said he had gone to school on Clark`s performance, and planned to emulate some of the Australian`s shrewd tactics.

"Rather than looking at goals, I look at ways of how people have taken wickets. I have been looking at Stuart Clark in 2006-07, he bowled that quite full length, looked to hit the stumps a lot," a newspaper quoted Broad, as saying.

"And he managed to seam it on wickets with a wobbly seam, rather than holding the seam up straight as you do in England. You can`t ignore it because he had so much success doing it."

"Where other bowlers maybe didn`t look as threatening, he always looked threatening in that series. So that is something we have obviously looked at and learnt from," he said.