Stuart Broad, one of the English pacers said that he has special plans to pick the wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Undoubtedly, Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the world and stood as the top batsmen in the ICC ODI ratings with 911 rating points.
Earlier, Kohli has a nightmare experience in the previous series with 134 runs off 10 innings in 2014. In the recent ODI series, Kohli slammed two half-centuries off three ODIs against England. However, Broad said that he will work on his own way to encounter this world-class batsman.
Speaking to the press, he said “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,”
“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 plays a warm-up match against Essex for four days against Essex from 25th July before the commencement of the test series. The first test match will begin on 1st August at Edgbaston, the second game will commence from 9th August at Oval, the third test will be played from 18th August, the fourth game will be played from 30th August, and the fifth match will be played from 7th September.
Indian selectors announced 18-man squad for the first three test matches a week ago. Joe Root is about to lead the test team of England.