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Cricket news - Broad picks hat-trick in England bowlers' field day in Barbados

Broad, modelling the shortened run-up he has been working on, took the ninth, tenth and eleventh President's XI wickets to fall.

Stuart Broad took four wickets in five balls, including a hat-trick, as England 19 wickets broke on the second day, their first two-day warm-up match against a President's XI in Barbados.

As agreed before the game, England bowled for the entire day two regardless of how many batsmen they dismissed and as valuable as the gates were for the bowlers ' confidence, it was more important for the players to get overs planned in the legs with only four days of match preparation before the Test series. In this respect, it was a good day's work.

Wide, modeling the shorter run-up he worked for, took the ninth, tenth and eleventh President XI wickets falling to James Anderson and Sam Curran had made, early on the rise with the new ball, allowing the home team on 12 for 4. Curran, who missed the last test in Sri Lanka due to injuries, was with the new ball in front of Wide, raising the prospect of the Surrey left-to-do poor the same of the first Test in the next week at the Kensington Oval, when England think that it may swing in the offer.

It is also the most wickets for Chris Woakes, Jack Leach and Moeen Ali were, like England, they enjoyed a stress-free day, with a meek President's XI batting line-up, could only muster 203 in total. Opener John Campbell, called up by the Windies for the first Test to partner Kraigg Brathwaite at the top of the order, was dismissed twice a day for the sum of only two runs with less than ideal preparation ahead of his Test debut.

"Maybe 16. January is my lucky day because three years ago I took six wickets at the Wanderers on this day, but I think it's just a shame there was no Test, Broad said on Wednesday (16. January). "The most important thing for me was the rhythm of my run-up felt good. I tried it up a bit in my second spell, and the five or six rounds I played in the afternoon were as good as I've felt for a long time.

"It was a pretty ruthless performance. It can be easy to take in the warm-up games the foot off the gas, but we just get more hunting wickets, which is a very good habit to be in. I never really look at how many doors I want in my career, but I would like to take up three Test hat-tricks, because I don't think anyone has ever done Maybe today was a good practice."

Curran's take the new ball in front of him, Broad, who was involved in the decision, said: "I opened the bowling hundreds of times, and it could not develop, to do my game, it can create a warm-up, but for a young bowler like Sam, the other pressure. It is really a good exercise to try to set the tone in an England shirt."

England will begin their second two-day warm-up match on Thursday (17. January) against the same President's XI in the Three W's ground in Barbados. Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Joe Denly, to the left from the first game, expected to get some playing time.

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