India’s batting can grind any pace attack: Tremlett

London: England pacer Chris Tremlett is fully aware that it is not easy to bowl to India’s star studded batting line up, as the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman are capable of crushing any pace attack in the world.

The Hampshire-born pacer made his England debut against India at Lord’s in 2007 in an ill-tempered ­series that the tourists won 1-0.

After shining against Sri Lanka in the on going series and getting into the top 10 of the ICC bowling rankings, Tremlett is ready to take on the ultimate test in world cricket to stop India’s batting line up.

Tremlett said: “If they’ve got all their main players playing then it will be tougher than Sri Lanka – they’re the number one side in the world for a ­reason.”

“I played in 2007 which was obviously a great experience for me. We lost that series even though I don’t think we bowled too badly,” he said.

“They are probably the hardest batsmen in the world to get out – they’re certainly the most patient,” Tremlett said.

“For a bowler, taking on that batting line-up is as big as it gets because they will grind you down. They are never in a hurry to get their runs,” he said.

Since coming back into the England side Tremlett has taken 32 wickets at an average of just over 23.

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