Bowling in India different than England: Bresnan

Tim Bresnan will be spearheading England attack in absence of Stuart Broad and James Anderson Getty Images

Hyderabad: Oct 5, 2011

England pacer Tim Bresnan says his team’s bowlers may have dominated India when they toured there in July but it would be an altogether different challenge to contain their line-up in their own backyard when the two sides face off in a five-match ODI series starting October 14 here.

“It’s a fresh start and a new challenge for us. We are going into this series with exactly the same mentality with which we won (in England recently),” Bresnan told reporters in a media session.

“We are still looking to improve and looking forward to the challenge of playing (against) India in India,” he added.

Bresnan, who was impressive with his precise bouncers against Indian batsmen in England’s 0-4 Test triumph, said he was looking forward to the tough challenge.

“It’s obviously different (bowling) in England than in India. In England you may gather some seam when the ball is new. With wickets playing different here (in India), I view it as a challenge,” he said.

“For a bowler with the new ball, we have to bowl very tightly. We have to bowl very accurately and very straight, otherwise you will (be hit) for runs,” he said.

Bresnan, who will be spearheading the English pace attack in the absence of James Anderson and Stuart Broad, said, “We have young bowlers who have a lot of talent. If we start (bowl) well, we can pick up early wickets.”

Asked one particular Indian batsman, who he wished to dismiss, the 26-year-old said he would like to get all of them.

Despite the absence of top Indian batsmen such as Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in the upcoming series, Bresnan said, “It does not matter who we are playing. The challenge (for us) is that we need to overcome the opposition.”

“We have got top class batters and we are looking forward to the challenge of chasing down. I have something to contribute when it comes to my batting.” (PTI)