Broad says making early inroads against India critical in World Cup clash

February 26th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Bangalore, Feb 26(ANI): England fast bowler Stuart Broad has said that his team must get to grips with sub-continent pitches quickly to make an impact in the ongoing World Cup.

England will face India, the tournament favourites and co-hosts, in a high-profile Group B match at Bangalore’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.

“The new ball is quite a good time to bat over here; we have to make sure we make some early inroads. Mentally, we know the plans we are trying to bowl, but against the Netherlands we just did not execute them well,” the Daily Express quoted Broad, as saying.

“All the seamers were too expensive, but we have good plans on these wickets. We maybe bowled too short, but there was encouragement for the short ball early doors. As soon as the ball got soft it did not bounce through.”

“We did not get our variations right. We bowled yorkers and slower balls at the right time, but just did not execute them as well as we could have done. There is no need to panic from a bowling point of view,” he added.

Broad had shared the new ball alongside James Anderson in England’s opening Group B victory against Holland in Nagpur on February 22. (ANI)

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