After the exciting series between India and England ended, in which England won the series 2-1, all the focus has shifted towards the upcoming Test series between the two sides.
Cricket news: Broad has also praised Kohli’s performances since the forgettable 2014 tour
Both the sides will lock horns for a gruelling five-match Test series. The visitors are keen to improve their record as they have always faltered in the white outfit, especially in the 2014 England tour.
Majority of the responsibility will fall on the shoulders of the Indian captain Virat Kohli, who is presently in top form with his bat. However England’s fast bowler Stuart Broad has revealed his plan to get Kohli’s wicket as early as possible.
With the contest just 12 days away, the mind games have already started and both the teams are eager to dominate each other.
In 2012 when Kohli and Co. visited England, James Anderson had troubled Kohli all through the innings, getting the better of him outside the off-stump.
Since that tour, Kohli has improved a lot and is currently one of the best Test players and is eager to prove his worth and to get runs as he had done elsewhere.
When England had toured India in 2016, Kohli had piled on the agony for the English bowlers and will also be a constant threat in the upcoming series which begins from August 1.
Stuart Broad has chalked out a plan to stop Kohli and believes that if the skipper gets out cheaply, it would put pressure on the entire team.
“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 was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.
However Broad has always warned the bowlers to not bowl into his pads as Kohli can get a lot of runs from his hallmark wrist-flick shot which is an exceptional technique.
“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,” the 32-year-old added.