Stephen Harmison predicts hard slog but key role for England pacemen

In English conditions, the seamers might have had an upper-hand but the sub-continent pitches will definitely bring in Graeme Swann and may be Monty Panesar or Samit Patel into the reckoning.

updated: November 13, 2012 09:30 IST
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London: Former England paceman Stephen Harmison expects spinners Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar to take most of the tourists' wickets during their series in India but says the seamers will also have a key role to play.

Alastair Cook begins his stint as full-time Test captain on Thursday when the first of a four-match campaign gets underway in Ahmedabad with England seeking their first series win in India since 1984/85.

Durham quick Harmison played three Tests in India, taking just six wickets, and knows how tough sub-continental pitches can be for fast bowlers.

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