James Anderson on facing Virat Kohli next year: ‘It will be a tough battle’ | Cricket

James Anderson and Virat Kohli chat while leaving the field © Getty Images

 

England pacer James Anderson has said he looks forward to a “tough battle” against India captain Virat Kohli during the tour of India next year.

“It’s always tough bowling against batsmen of that quality,” Anderson told the Test Match Special podcast on Friday. “Obviously, I’ve had some success against him in 2014 and then he came back a completely different player in 2018 and it was incredible. It will be a tough battle in that respect, but that’s something I do enjoy against the best players. As a bowler, you want to get the best players out.”

The 38-year-old Anderson, who became the first quick bowler to take 600 Test wickets during England’s home series against Pakistan, has had several intriguing battles with Kohli over the years. When India toured England in 2014,…

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