England handed pace boost as Broad, Stone and Archer cleared to return

  • Broad back in action ahead of schedule for Notts
  • Archer to bowl at full intensity from next week

England’s pace attack is starting to move through the gears with Stuart Broad and Olly Stone returning to county action this week and Jofra Archer given the all-clear to resume training after his recent surgery.

Broad was originally down to miss the opening two rounds of the County Championship while managing his workload before the Test summer starts but after sending down just 52 overs in Sri Lanka and India this year and otherwise restricted to the nets he has asked to bring forward his first outing for Nottinghamshire this season.

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