Indian batting is the biggest challenge: Tremlett

London: England`s new bowling sensation Chris Tremlett regards the Indian batting line-up as the biggest challenge in world cricket currently but said his side can do well against the number one Test team.

"You have to say they are the biggest challenge (in world cricket). They generally get runs on the board. But we know if do the right things, we can bowl them out and get 20 wickets," said Tremlett, who in his short career of nine Tests has claimed 45 wickets at 25.20 average.

Tremlett described the Indian batting line-up as attritional sorts of players who wear the opposition down.

"They have great players; they play attritional, very patient cricket. You need to be very patient yourself to bowl them out," he said.

Tremlett, who is 6-feet-7-inches tall, made the Indian batsmen hop around a bit in Trent Bridge four years ago but feels he is a far better bowler at this stage of his career.

"I`ve improved since then. I am now consistently quicker. I was raw then and still learning but now I feel more confident.”

"The teams from the sub-continent are usually more susceptible to short-pitched stuff. But you need pitches and conditions to help," he said.

Tremlett admitted that he likes when batsmen jump around at the crease to his sort of bowling.

"You like when the ball climbs up to the ribs and batsmen are jumping around. You like when the ball has a good carry."

Tremlett realizes how difficult it is to play for England consistently given the strength it has presently.

"You need good performance all the time. Someone like (Steve) Finn has taken 50 Test wickets very quickly but still is out of team. It means you can`t slacken off at all and give 100 percent all the time," he said.

"But fortunately I thrive under pressure and like to perform on the big stage all the time."

Tremlett feels the Lord`s pitch could be pretty flat if the conditions are not overcast.

"If it`s not overcast and the sun is out, it could be very flat and batsmen friendly. But when it`s cloud-cover, it can swing and nip around the same time," he said.

"Even though it`s hard to compare it with Ashes, there is a lot of hype and great buzz about this series," he added.


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