Staurt Broad and Virat Kohli ©  AFP
Staurt Broad and Virat Kohli © AFP

During his last England tour in 2014, Virat Kohli  had a torrid time managing only 134 runs in 10 innings, and the skipper has emphasised on doing well this time around. His preparations speak for itself. However England, more specifically pacer Stuart Broad, has plans of his own to counter the maverick batsmen.

“I will probably lean away from him being an lbw candidate early because that gets him going and once he gets in his conversion-rate is fantastic. We’ll look at footage from 2014 when we really limited the amount of runs he got,” said Broad in an interview to Daily Mail.

“He’s got runs in Australia and South Africa and scored a lot against us in India. You’ve got to stay away from his pads early which sounds ridiculous, but it is like Jonathan Trott. People said to go to his pads early, then suddenly he had hit 20 balls and he’s in,” he added.

India will play a four-day warm-up match against Essex from 25 July ahead of the Test series.