India tour of England 2014: Virat Kohli vs Ian Bell — Who is the better strokemaker?
A video of comparison between Indian vice-captain and batting star Virat Kohli and England’s Ian Bell. India will take on the English side in a five-match Test series starting July 9.
England pacer Stuart Broad, has stated the hosts have the bowling depth required to cope with a frenetic Test series against India. Wednesday sees the two nations meet at Nottinghamshire paceman Broad’s Trent Bridge home ground for the first of five Tests condensed into a six-week period, AFP reported.
Both Broad and new-ball partner James Anderson looked tired during England’s recent 100-run second Test defeat by Sri Lanka at Headingley — a result that saw the Islanders claim their first series win on English soil. We’ve got 42 days, 25 Test match days, 10 training days, five travel days — [that] only leaves two days without cricket duty,” Broad, speaking at Trent Bridge on Monday, told Sky Sports.
“A lot depends on how we bowl. If India are getting four or five hundred every innings then the bowlers might have to take a break from time to time. But if we’re bowling really well and we’re only fielding for 80-90 overs an innings, that obviously makes a huge difference on the workload.”