Stuart Broad wishes England luck ahead of their World Cup semi-final with Australia… as he urges the Lionesses to ‘bring it home’

EXCLUSIVE: Stuart Broad wishes England luck ahead of their World Cup semi-final clash… as the scourge of Australia urges the Lionesses to beat his old rivals in their own back yard

  • England will face Australia on Wednesday with a World Cup final spot on the line 
  • Recently-retired cricket star Stuart Broad has sent a message of luck to England 
  • Broad was often the scourge of Australian batsman over the last 14 years 

Stuart Broad, the scourge of Australian batsmen in Ashes battles for the past 14 years, encouraged the Lionesses to take a Bazball approach to their date with destiny.

The recently-retired England fast bowler and Mail Sport columnist told Millie Bright’s team to have fun and play with smiles on their faces.

The 37-year-old, who closed his playing career by taking the final two wickets in a 49-run victory over Australia at the Oval last month that locked the Ashes at 2-2, said: ‘England v Australia, one of the great sporting rivalries – a World Cup semi-final in their own back yard, Sydney.

‘What an experience that will be. Enjoy every moment of it, have a lot of fun, play with a smile on your face, you are already inspiring a generation of football fans back home, so just look around and soak it all in. Bring it home!’

Stuart Broad has wished the Lionesses good luck ahead of their semi-final with Australia, after so often being a scourge for the Aussies on the cricket pitch over the last 14 years

The Lionesses will reach the final of the World Cup should they defeat hosts Australia