Stuart Broad and James Anderson begin prepping for Kohli challenge

Stuart Broad and James Anderson begin prepping for Kohli challenge

The duo will be hoping to give the Indian skipper a torrid time this time around as well.

James Anderson
James Anderson of England with Stuart Broad. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Stuart Broad and James Anderson are two of the best bowlers in Test cricket. Together, they form quite a lethal pair. In fact, having claimed over 900 wickets together in Test, ‘Branderson’ are now looking towards the five-match Indian tour with heir focus on skipper Virat Kohli.

The latter had a rather torrid outing the last time around. However, this time, he leads the Indian side who are currently the best team in the world in Test cricket at least. However, as far as tactics go, Broad is certain that it will be a team effort to get the ‘world-class’ batsman Virat out. He went on to add that there would have to be pressure from both ends.

“I really don’t agree with the theory that one particular bowler can target a world-class batsman,” Broad was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council (ICC) website. “You have to have that pressure and theatre at both ends against that sort of quality — that’s when you get mistakes If he’s able to really watch Jimmy (Anderson) and play carefully but score off me, you’re taking away any advantage as a team.

“As a bowling unit, we will just have to make it as hard for all of their batsmen to score early runs, but particularly a key player like Virat. We have to try and create pressure that way,” he added.

Stuart Broad claims 100 percent fitness

In a rather bold revelation, Broad went on to add that he was indeed 100 percent fit. “I am going in 100 percent fit and you can’t say that too often. It’s an exciting place to be,” he said.

“There have already been small conversations about you shouldn’t be disheartened if you are left out for a Test match,” he said. “It’s not a personal attack or dropping: it’s a management of your bowlers to make sure we give ourselves the best chance,” he added.

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