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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