Stuart Broad opens up on England future after "disappointing" Ashes tour

England bowler Stuart Broad has admitted his "frustration" at only being picked for one Ashes Test so far and is considering his future.

The 35-year-old is England's second-leading wicket taker in Test cricket, but has been used sparingly on the tour of Australia.

Spinner Jack Leach was preferred ahead of him for the first Test in Brisbane and he was then dropped for the third Test in Melbourne.

Broad insists that his "hunger to play Test cricket" has not been affected, but admitted the Ashes has not met his "personal expectations" after he "missed out on two of the best wobble-seam pitches in Australia".

England's next Test series sees them play three games against the West Indies in March and Broad said he will not make any "spur of the moment calls on my future".

In his latest column for the Daily Mail, he wrote: "As a wobble-seam bowler, I feel as though I missed out on two of the best wobble-seam pitches in Australia.

"Only playing once has made this a very disappointing trip, one that has not met my personal expectations.

"The biggest frustration is losing the Ashes, being 3-0 down and feeling like I've not really done anything. Not being able, as an experienced player, to influence a series while it's live is tough.

"Has it affected my hunger to play Test cricket? No. Looking at things pragmatically, I would argue that I won't get a better chance to take wickets than at Brisbane and Melbourne.

"But I must be ready for my next opportunity, whether that be in Sydney, Hobart or beyond.

"There is a long time between now and the tour of the Caribbean in March and I have never been one to make emotional decisions.

"So I'm not going to make any spur of the moment calls on my future. I feel fit, I've come back from the calf injury feeling strong and I'm taking wickets in the nets. That's all I can do given the lack of tour games and the tight schedule."

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