England haven t performed in last twelve months: Ian Bell

England batsman Ian Bell said that the team possesses bowling armoury that can help win matches in India Getty Images

Ahmedabad: Nov 7, 2012

England s middle-order batsman Jonathan Trott has stated that team s preparation for the upcoming Test series against India has been good.

Trott was quoted by Indian Express as saying, “You can never be over-prepared for such a big tour as this one. We went to Dubai for a few days and trained really well there in what would be sub-continental conditions.

“The pitches we have played on here are pretty typical of what you would find here. So, it has been very good preparation.”

England batsman Ian Bell has expressed confidence that England possesses bowling armoury that can help win matches in India.

He said, “They haven t just been good in English conditions. They were fantastic in Dubai and Abu Dhabi last year, and In Sri Lanka. We are lucky that we can do a number of different bowling attacks.

“I would like to think that if the batters can get runs on the board, we have an attack that can certainly take wickets.”

India take on England in the first of four match Test series, starting November 15 at Ahmedabad. The second Test will be held in Mumbai from November 23 and the third and fourth Tests would be played in Kolkata and Nagpur respectively.