England, NZ determined to put it right


Defending champions England and New Zealand hope to put their World Twenty20 campaigns back on track after losing their Super Eights group one matches in Pallekele stadium on Thursday. England were edged out by 15 runs in an exciting finish to their match against the West Indies, while New Zealand fought back to tie the regular match before going down in Super Over to the hosts Sri Lanka. England next face New Zealand here on Saturday, a must-win match for both the teams, with Broad relishing the challenge.
“The next two games are must-win,” said Broad, whose team also face Sri Lanka on Monday. The top two teams from each of the two groups will qualify for the semi-finals before the October 7 final in Colombo.
“That’s a good place to be as well. You have clear targets of what you have to achieve. We’ve played on this ground, know what to expect. We have two huge games and some positive signs. We just need to put it all together.”
Broad said New Zealand were a big challenge. “We know the dangers they pose. They have a powerful batting line-up with (Brendon) McCullum, (Martin) Guptill and (Ross) Taylor,” Broad said, also naming left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori as England’s nemesis.