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'I don't think I can name a player in the history of English cricket who would get in that top seven': Stuart Broad claims not even Kevin Pietersen could displace Eoin Morgan's top order

By Rory Dollard, Press Association

Published: 06:28 BST, 23 May 2019 | Updated: 06:29 BST, 23 May 2019

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Stuart Broad looks on with envy at the power of England's World Cup-chasing batting order and admits he cannot think of another - past or present - who would improve it.

Broad knows a thing or two about one-day internationals, playing 121 of them between 2006-2016 and claiming 178 wickets along the way.

England's brutal run-scoring prowess had only just started to develop as he transitioned into the role of Test specialist and he is blown away by the consistency and quality of the current line-up.

Jos Buttler will form part of an incredible England batting line-up at this summer's World Cup

Jos Buttler will form part of an incredible England batting line-up at this summer's World Cup

A few pedigree players of yesteryear might beg to differ - and the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Marcus Trescothick, Robin Smith, Graham Thorpe or Nick Knight might well have a case - but Broad's mind is made up.

'I look at the team we have, particularly the top seven batsman, and I don't think I can name you a player that's played for England, in the history of English cricket, who would get in that top seven at this moment in time,' he said

'That proves the quality we've got and that's exciting as a fan. I've never seen a

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