Sydney: England cricket team is set to use the raised seam of the English Duke Ball to challenge New Zealand batsmen in the forthcoming two-Test series at Lord`s following the disappointing draw at 0-0 in the recent three-test series between the two countries.
England seeks to focus more on its pace and swing for the test series at Lord’s.
England seam-bowling all-rounder Stuart Broad acknowledged the skipping requirements during the game, saying that England’s bowling unit did not do well at swinging the ball.
While New Zealand touring sides have always been considered as a `warm-up act` for a main event of greater importance, the New Zealand coach Mike Hesson believes that both the test series have been massive for them and they will not want to serve as a platform for better future games.
Broad assured that the team will ensure they bowl a lot better than the previous series in New Zealand, adding that the team had let itself down in New Zealand as it did not aim at putting six balls in the over in the right direction and the bowling unit did not maintain consistency in swings nor were disciplined enough to play together as a bowling unit.