Bowling made the difference for us: Bopara

Published: Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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Our bowlers made the difference: Bopara

Birmingham, Aug 9: England middle-order batsman Ravi Bopara on Aug 8 credited his side's back-to-back Test win over world number one India to their incisive bowling which he said has unsettled the visitors in the series so far.

"We have performed very well and made it difficult for India to get going. We have bowled very well; bowled with great plans and moved the ball in the air which is difficult for all Indian batsmen," Bopara said.

"And when it comes to batting, the batters have got big runs. A lot of injuries though have not helped India," said Bopara, who was named in place of injured Jonathan Trott, ahead of the third Test beginning here on Wednesday.

He said England would not switch on to complacency mode after taking an unbeatable 2-0 lead and will play to win the remaining two matches.

"We want to show the same attitude as in the first two Test and want to every Test," stated Bopara who is slated to play in the third Test at Edgbaston here.

Bopara, of Indian descent, will be playing his first Test against the country of his origin and the very thought fills him with excitement.

"It feels good to play against Sachin whom I have admired for long. I want to hurry up on starts, play today rather than wait till Wednesday. I feel very happy to get the opportunity and can't wait. My family of course supports England," he said.


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