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According to AFP, England national selector James Whitaker has suggested Broad, Anderson, and fellow pacemen Ben Stokes, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan and Chris Woakes could all be rotated during the series in a bid to avoid players being ‘bowled into the ground’ and breaking down injured.
And with England’s squad lacking a frontline spinner following the retirement of Graeme Swann, captain Alastair Cook is either going to have show more faith in part-time off-break bowler Moeen Ali, who made his debut during the Sri Lanka series and scored a hundred at Headingley, or hope the quicks run through India in short order if over-bowling of the seamers is not to become an issue.
“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.”
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