London: England fast bowler Stuart Broad on Thursday dismissed claims by Australia coach Darren Lehmann that the visitors were unlucky to lose this year’s Ashes series.
Lehmann said after England’s 3-0 victory that Australia could have won at least two Tests, after the third Test at Old Trafford fell victim to rain and the fifth Test at the Oval was ended by bad light with the match finely poised.
Broad believes that the series could just as easily have finished with an England whitewash. “Lehmann said it could have been 3-2 to Australia, but it could have been 5-0 to us,” he said. “And anyway, that’s not how sport works, is it? It’s a results-driven business.”
Broad is due to be the focus of attention when the return series begins in Australia in November, after his contentious decision not to walk during the first Test at Trent Bridge. (Agencies)