At Lords a week ago Stuart Broad's bowling sent Windies' wickets tumbling, taking 7 for 72 in their first innings and another 4 for 93 in their second. He was rightly man of the match, but perhaps more impressively became only the fourth cricketer to put his name on all three honours boards – for a century, five-wicket innings figures and 10 in a Test – helping to leave England with a target of 191, a target reached with relative ease, Warwickshire's Ian Bell hitting a 4 for the winning runs. But Broad now has a bigger challenge - to try to live up to his performance from the first test, in the second, in front of his home, Nottinghamshire crowd.
And don't be fooled into thinking England's five wicket victory in the first test means the West Indies will be a walk over in the second test. Far from it, Trent Bridge has been a lucky ground for the visitors, they've never lost a test against England there, West Indies captain Darren Sammy tried to put his finger on why his country have had such success there "I guess the sun is out and we feel at home here, the wicket suits our bowlers. I guess maybe it is because we have not lost here, we come here with the confidence that we'll do well here and I hope our guys can take that into consideration and come out and give a better show than we did at Lords".
Despite the West Indies confidence Stuart Broad is unlikely to be fazed, after all he was just nine year old the last time these sides met at Trent Bridge. If he can deliver even half of what he managed at Lords, it'll be a decent return, but we all know this Nottingham man will want to show the Trent Bridge crowd that there's no place like home. Expect to see Broad at his Best.