ENG v IND 2018: Stuart Broad is prepared to take down Virat Kohli in the upcoming Test series

Broad shared his plan on how to bowl against the Indian skipper.

Stuart Broad getting Virat Kohli out back in 2014 | GETTY

How well India is going to perform in the upcoming Test series depends on a lot of factors. One of them is the form of skipper Virat Kohli. The backbone of the team India can change things for good and England will be looking to get him under their clutch. 

England pacer Stuart Broad is looking forward to ensuring a tough series ahead for Kohli. Giving us a flashback of India's Test tour to England in 2014, Broad wants to repeat the same. 

"We'll look at footage from 2014, when we really limited the amount of runs he got," said Broad. "He's improved a lot as a player since then and learned a lot from that series. Since then he's got runs in Australia and South Africa, and scored a lot against us in India."

The 32-year-old has planned everything to not let the Indian stalwart settle down against them. "You've got to stay away from his pads early which sounds ridiculous, but it is like Jonathan Trott. People said go to his pads early, then suddenly he had hit 20 balls and he's in. I will probably lean away from him being an lbw candidate early, because that gets him going and once he gets in his conversion-rate is fantastic," he said. 

On tackling the spinners, Broad believes the England batsmen have spent time with Kuldeep Yadav and that would help them. "They'll have got used to his variations and his pace. They will know what areas they will look to score off, and they should be more comfortable playing his mystery spin.

"From a selfish Test-match side of it, the batsmen have had a really good look at a spinner who could be very dangerous in the conditions we're likely to play in."

(With Inputs of Daily Mail) 


By Sihyeu Singh - 20 Jul, 2018

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