Broad unconcerned by inexperience
England T20 captain Stuart Broad is unconcerned about his side's inexperience and feels he has "frightening" talent in the side.
The 26-year-old is set to lead England's defence of their World Twenty20 crown and they will kick off their campaign against minnows Afghanistan next Friday. A much tougher clash with India follows but England will be confident of qualifying for the Super Eight stage of the event in Sri Lanka. Much has been made of the absence of Kevin Pietersen from the squad, who continues to be in international exile following the texting incident earlier in the year, but Broad is confident that he has the players in his squad who can more than make up for the absence of the South African-born batsman. "I've got full belief in the squad," he said. "I see the guys in training every day and it's frightening what they can do. "I think it was June 2 when KP retired from the one-day and Twenty20 format. We've had a bit of time to plan without him and to get used to that." England ended their summer programme with a 28-run T20 victory over South Africa and Broad feels his young side showed in that match exactly what they are capable of doing. "We've got match winners. We saw Jos Buttler, the other night, completely change the game in an over - and that's the sort of thing you need in Twenty20 cricket," he added. "Unproven is probably the right word. But that doesn't mean they're not good enough."