ENG v IND 2018: Stuart Broad talks about the bowling plan against Indian skipper Virat Kohli

Broad is coming back to the England side after recovering from an ankle injury.

Virat Kohli gets dismissed by Stuart Broad | GETTY

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the one who would pose a major threat for England in the upcoming Test series starting on Wednesday. English pacers would like to get under his skin as soon as the series kicks-off.

They know India is heavily dependent on Virat Kohli in the batting department and a lot depends on how the Indian skipper performs. No wonder England bowlers would be spending a lot of time planning against Kohli. 

Stuart Broad, who will be seen in action again after recovering from an ankle injury, reveals how to frame Virat's wicket in the upcoming Test series.

Kohli was among the poor performers when India last played England at their home in 2014. He just added 134 runs in the series at an average of 13.40, including a couple of ducks.

"I really don't agree with the theory that one particular bowler can target a world-class batsman," Broad said as per the International Cricket Council (ICC) website.

"You have to have that pressure and theatre at both ends against that sort of quality -- that's when you get mistakes. If he's able to really watch Jimmy (Anderson) and play carefully but score off me, you're taking away any advantage as a team.

"As a bowling unit, we will just have to make it as hard for all of their batsmen to score early runs, but particularly a key player like Virat. We have to try and create pressure that way," he added.

Broad is confident of a good performance after fully recovering from the injury. "I am going in 100 percent fit and you can't say that too often. It's an exciting place to be," he said.

Talking about the workload in a long series, he said, "There have already been small conversations about you shouldn't be disheartened if you are left out for a Test match."

"It's not a personal attack or dropping: it's a management of your bowlers to make sure we give ourselves the best chance," he added.


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 31 Jul, 2018

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