Stuart Broad 'unharmed' by England's Ashes loss in Australia

Australia v England, Twenty20 series

  • Venue: Hobart
  • Date: Wednesday, 29 January

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England bowler Stuart Broad has described the Test series whitewash in Australia as a "life experience" but says he has come through it unharmed.

The 5-0 Ashes loss - only the third in England's history - was followed by a 4-1 defeat in the ODI series.

"If I've got through this tour OK and I feel like it hasn't harmed my personal experience, I can pretty much get through anything," said Broad.

England's Twenty20 fixtures against Australia

January

29: 1st T20 international, Hobart

31: 2nd T20 international, Melbourne

February

2: 3rd T20 international, Sydney

He added England were confident for the Twenty20 series starting on Wednesday.

Broad, 27, will take charge of a new-look England side for three matches against Australia as they look to end the tour on a winning note.

"If you look at the hard facts - we've been here for three months, we've won one game and Australia have outplayed us in pretty much every single game - you'd expect morale to be pretty low," Broad told BBC Radio 5 live.

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"But we've had meetings and, coming into training, the guys are really confident. There's a lot of excitement around this group and, as we know in T20 cricket, if you do have confidence and you do enjoy your cricket, you play pretty well, so that's our plan."

He added that the likes of Luke Wright, Michael Lumb and Alex Hales have been performing well in Australia's Big Bash League.

"Their confidence is high and they've brought a lot of confidence into the group," said Broad. "There's a real nice buzz around the changing room."

England's limited-overs tour of the West Indies starts on 28 February.

In the absence of Alastair Cook, Broad is likely to captain the team for the three ODIs. "I'm looking forward to getting to the Caribbean," he said.