England need to maintain winning momentum till WC: Broad

Dubai: England have to continue with their winning momentum, they have grabbed in the ODI series against Pakistan, ahead of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, feels fast bowler Stuart Broad.

24-year-old Broad, who has been one of the stars of England`s successful run with the white ball, said conditions in Indian sub-continent will be difficult during the World Cup and so it is important to maintain high standards on the run-up.

"I think we`re in a really good place as the England cricket team at the moment. We`ve played successful Twenty20 cricket in the past two games and also in the World Twenty20," Broad said.

"It is important for us to keep the standards high, which we have set this summer. We`ve got about 13 or 14 games before the ICC (Cricket) World Cup and we know what an important tournament that is.”

"We know it is tough playing cricket in India as it is different conditions to what we are used to as an England team but it is still good practice winning and working on power plays and that sort of stuff,` he added.

Broad said the good form has made the England cricketers a confident lot.

"We`re a confident side and it is certainly up to us to transfer that form in the two Twenty20s into this one-day series and into Australia and the World Cup as we know how key momentum is in one-day cricket," he said.

Broad believes it would be a fantastic experience playing in the World Cup in the sub-continent.

"We all know as international cricketers what an exciting place the sub-continent is to play cricket. The passion in the stands is great to see and the crowds are always really excitable and it is a fantastic experience to play in," he told ICC Cricket World audio show this week.