Playing spin: England players learn from Dravid's batting videos

Ian Bell says he and his fellow batsmen are watching videos to learn how Dravid's feet moved, how he utilised his the depth of the crease to defend, all in a bid to pick up tips.

updated: November 07, 2012 16:00 IST
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Ahmedabad: Visiting England players are taking a leaf out of former India captain Rahul Dravid's book as far as playing spin bowling is concerned ahead of the upcoming four-match Test series against India, according to batsman Ian Bell.

"We are going through videos to analyse how Rahul Dravid had played spin, used his feet against them and utilised the depth of the crease to defend and attack them," Bell said.

Saying that the series will be "closely-contested" one, England wicket-keeper Matt Prior, who arrived here with other players today, said the visiting batsmen will "wisely" employ the sweep shot to tame spinners. (Also read: Swann explains why Indian spin is not a massive challenge)

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