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After consecutive Test wins, England require a victory to wrap up the series against India at the first time of asking, and Broad believes that being in his most comfortable setting will help him propel his side to victory.

"It’s always a special feeling here walking through the gates. As an England side we’ve had some wonderful results here. It’s probably the perfect ground to be coming to 2-0 up," he said. "I thrive off international cricket and big series and hopefully I can perform here.

"The biggest thing is trying to feel as at home as you can. International sport is always trying to drag you away from your comfort zone.

England have enjoyed success at Trent Bridge in recent years
England have enjoyed success at Trent Bridge in recent years

"Even little things like knowing the staff, saying hello to the stewards and knowing I’ll get well supported here helps. I’ve got memories of good performances for Nottinghamshire and England."

Despite home comforts, Broad revealed that nothing can really take the pressure off when the stakes are high, and he acknowledges the expectation that surrounds his performances as a senior player in the England side.

"It’s very hard to be too relaxed in a Test match. There’s the TV cameras and the massive crowd watching you,” he said.

"You always have that expectation. The older you get the expectation goes up. At 21 or 22 if you get two wickets it’s seen as a good day. At 32, if you get two wickets it’s seen as a bad day. The pressure is always on. I’m someone who needs that pressure."

Stuart Broad bowled delightful spells at Lord's, picking up four wickets in the second innings and one in the first
Stuart Broad bowled delightful spells at Lord's, picking up four wickets in the second innings and one in the first

Broad is keen to prolong his years as a professional cricketer, and he cited England's devastating innings-victory over India at Lord's in the second Test as an example of how rewarding the game can be.

"I don’t look at personal milestones. They don’t really drive me on. It’s more about the moments, like we had at Lord’s on Sunday after the second Test. Four or five hours passed away just chatting and listening to music," he added.

"You’re spurred on to want those moments again. I’m desperate to keep playing cricket for a considerable time yet. It’s moments like that and turning up here that make it so exciting. Times in the changing rooms after a win when you’ve worked so hard, there’s no better feeling. I want a good few more of those."

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