Monday 7 July 2014 

Video - Broad Looking Forward To India Tests

Watch as Stuart Broad looks ahead to the opening Test between England and India, highlighting England's good recent record at Trent Bridge and his support of the five-match series.

England might have come out of their most recent series against Sri Lanka second best, losing 1-0 after two dramatic finishes, but he is keen to stress that the team is confident as they take on India.

The last time England lost a Test at Trent Bridge was back in 2007, when India's Zaheer Khan took nine wickets.

From that game, only Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Matthew Prior and James Anderson remain in the side.

"We've got a few guys in this side who haven't played a lot of cricket at Trent Bridge, but we've got a lot of guys including Jimmy Anderson, his bowling record here is phenomenal," Broad said.

"Ian Bell has scored nearly 500 runs in his last four innings here, so there's a lot of confidence from guys who have played here, but the most confidence comes from winning, we've won five of our last Tests here so we go into this series with confidence.

Three years ago India toured and were soundly beaten 4-0 as England, with Cook in stunning form, moved to the top of the Test rankings.

But times have changed. Cook is struggling for runs and England are beginning a new cycle with Peter Moores back as coach and young players such as Sam Robson, Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes looking to make a name for themselves.

"The last time India were here, it was probably the best series we've played for years, but a lot of that team has changed," Broad added.

"Some people can take some confidence from that but the majority of the players have changed from that series so it is a completely fresh series."

Although England play five-match series against Australia on a regular basis, this will be their first five-match Test series against India since 1959.

Broad approves of the longer Test series, saying it gives him a chance to get on top of the opposition batsmen.

"Two Test matches is a really short period and it's quite hard to sort of pick up real strengths and weaknesses out of players from that particular time but over five Test matches, you can really get one over on the opening batsman," he said.

"They can get one over on you as well, so I like a four or five match series and against one of the best sides in the world, it's always good to play them."

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Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets