By CricketCountry Staff
London: Jul 17, 2012
While England have Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Tim Bresnan, Steve Finn and Graham Onions on one side, South African attack comprises of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Marchant de Lange and Vernon Philander.
Stewart said, “The victors of those two battles will go a long way to deciding who wins the series and therefore takes the number one spot in the world Test rankings.”
“As an opening batsman who had to deal with many great new-ball attacks, I can say that, regardless of the strength of the bowlers you're about to face, you should still respect every single ball,” Stewart said.
“Obviously, the better the attack, the more good balls are bowled, but batting is about playing the right shot to the right ball, whether it be attacking, defending or letting the ball go. That doesn't change. Because you get fewer bad balls, it's also important not to miss out on the opportunities you get to score runs,” he told BBC Sport.