The England-India Tests will begin on August 04.
India is all set to kick off their high-profile Test series against England from August 04 where five matches will be played. The first match is all set to take place at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, and visitors would want to start the series on a winning note, especially after not having good results in the final of WTC. Virat Kohli and company will look up to win their first Test series on English soil after 2007.
In the same light of events, Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has come up with a golden piece of advice for all the pacers of India. He has advised the visiting pacers to ‘hit the deck with a lot of aggression.’ Akhtar stated that home pacers will have all the advantage and Jofra Archer and James Anderson will be the main threat and this is why Indian pacers shouldn’t be less on aggression. He further added that the history between Anderson and Indian skipper Virat Kohli is known to all.
Virat Kohli didn’t have a fine tour in England back in 2014 and it was fierce pacer Anderson who made him suffer the most. After the tour, Kohli even opened up on facing mental health issues and Akhtar has pointed the same right here.
The aggression of the fast bowlers is in their length: Shoaib Akhtar
“The English bowlers have an edge, especially Archer and Anderson. We all know the history between Anderson and Virat Kohli. Of course, they have the upper hand as they are playing in their home conditions.”
“The aggression of the fast bowlers is in their length. People think that I was aggressive because of bowling bouncers, but no. I was aggressive because I was constantly hitting the right areas, and with the pace, with the variation in pace. So, whoever goes in from the Indian side (plays in the Test series), just remember to hit the deck with a lot of aggression and a lot of pace. And keep doing this variation throughout, which is the most important thing,” said Akhtar as quoted by Hindustan Times.