Report-setting England pacer James Anderson relishes the problem of getting the most effective batsmen out and is wanting ahead to a tricky contest in opposition to Virat Kohli when his facet travels India subsequent yr.
Anderson, who just lately grew to become the very best Check wicket taker amongst pacers with 600 scalps through the house sequence in opposition to Pakistan, and Kohli have had some intriguing battles over time.
“It is at all times powerful bowling at batsmen of that high quality. It will likely be a tricky battle however that is one thing I do get pleasure from. You need to get the most effective gamers out,” Anderson informed the Check Match Particular podcast.
When India toured England in 2014, Anderson was Kohli’s nemesis with the right-arm pacer dismissing the India skipper on 4 events. Kohli might rating simply 134 runs in his 10 innings.
However Kohli got here again to England an altogether totally different batsman in 2018 as he completed the Check sequence as the highest run-scorer with a powerful 593-run tally with two centuries and three fifties to his title.
“I had some success in opposition to him in 2014 after which he got here again a very totally different participant in 2018 and was unimaginable,” the 38-year-old Anderson, who’s presently within the fourth place amongst all-time highest Check wicket-takers, stated.
Requested what adjustments he noticed in Kohli’s batting in 2018, Anderson stated, “He left the ball rather well in 2018. The primary time he came to visit (in 2014), after I was bowling out-swingers he may chase it early on and that introduced the sting and the slips into play.
“He left it quite a bit higher and he was much more affected person (in 2018). He waited so that you can bowl at him after which he is very sturdy off his legs so he might rating freely,” stated the star England bowler who has performed 156 Assessments since 2003.
Requested concerning the strategies he would use on continental pitches, he stated, “We’ve had our success. We tried to roll fingers down the facet of the ball, simply attempt to make it grip on the dry floor.
“Having abilities like that actually helps. We loved bowling (in India).