England Pacers Preparing Themselves to Face Challenge from Kohli

Stuart Broad and James Anderson, together known as ‘Branderson’ are one of the lethal pair when it comes to bowling in Test cricket.

Cricket news: Broad and Anderson are hoping to give the Indian skipper a torrid time again

The duo has claimed over 900 Test wickets so far and are now focussing on how to give a hard time to Virat Kohli in the upcoming five-match Test series.

The Indian skipper had a horrible outing in the previous 2014 series. But things have changed since then and now Kohli is leading a team which is currently the best in the world in Test cricket.

However Broad feels that it would totally be a team effort to get the wicket of the world-class batsman as he said that the pressure will be equal from both the 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.

Broad has injured his ankle as it had swollen due to expressive pressure on the ligaments. But recently during the interview he said that he is 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.