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Discipline the key in India: Bresnan
Friday 07 October 2011

England pacer Tim Bresnan believes that his side will have to be disciplined in their bowling performances in India, if they want to replicate their commanding win over India at home.

"It's obviously different bowling in England than in India," the 26-year-old seamer said. "In England, you may gather some seam when the ball is new. With wickets playing different in India, I view it as a challenge.

"We have to bowl very tightly with the new ball. We have to bowl very accurately and very straight. Otherwise, you will be hit for runs."

Bresnan said England had the depth in bowling to maintain pressure on the hosts despite the absence of fast bowlers James Anderson (rested) and Stuart Broad (injured).

Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach, uncapped Stuart Meaker and Chris Woakes are the other pacemen in the squad.

"We have young bowlers who have a lot of talent. If we bowl well, we can pick up early wickets," said Bresnan, who has bagged 63 wickets in 52 one-day internationals.

"It's a fresh start and a new challenge for us. We are going into this series with exactly the same mentality with which we won in England. We are still looking to improve and looking forward to the challenge."

India named a depleted squad for the first two games as some of their key players had not recovered from injuries suffered during the England tour, but Bresnan said it was a still a challenge to beat India in their own backyard.

"It does not matter who we are playing. The challenge for us is that we need to overcome the opposition," said Bresnan, who is also a useful lower-order batsman.

"We have got top-class batters and we are looking forward to the challenge of chasing down (totals). I have something to contribute when it comes to my batting."

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