Trent Boult vows to put pressure on Indian batsmen with swing

Trent Boult said that the New Zealand bowlers will look to target Indian batsmen with swing and exploit their defensive techniques this way.

updated: February 05, 2014 00:21 IST
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Auckland: New Zealand pacer Trent Boult today sought to play mind games ahead of the first cricket Test against India, saying the visiting batsmen are too attacking and that sustained pressure can get them to commit errors.

"The Indians are attacking batsmen. Everyone knows how they are going to play. I will look to target them with swing and exploit their defensive techniques with the ball moving both ways. As long as we can get them to play shots in the areas we want them to, it's going to be rewarding for us," said Boult. (Sunil Gavaskar slams Team India's club culture)

"Of course, Tests are a whole different ball game than the ODIs, but the basics remain the same. If you consistently bowl in good areas, in terms of line and length, and swing from there, that works in all formats. But it's definitely going to be a challenge because they are world class batsmen," he added.

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