Broad, Anderson frustrated by series defeat

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 29, 2011 10:09 hrs

London: England fast bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson, who are back home through injury and rest, have candidly accepted that there are problems with the one-day side that need immediate addressing.

The Sun quoted Broad, as saying: "I find it hard to watch on TV because you can't do anything about it - I turn down the sound. The problems we've had against spin are criticisms we have to accept though - just look at the collapse in Kolkata on Tuesday. But that's the nature of playing away."

He added: "In our summer the criticism of India throughout was that they couldn't play swing. The things about this England team is that when we sit down and set goals, we tend to get them right."

"So now, there is a new challenge, conquering the spin and scoring in India at a rate that sets big totals or chases them down," Broad said.

England will look to salvage pride: Swann

Anderson added: "The whole series has been on in my house and I've watched pretty much all of it with the sound down. The commentary frustrates me. But it is a wakeup call after doing so well in the summer and over the past two years."

He added: "One thing we've not done is win in India, the only way to get better is blooding young players out there, which is what we've done. The more you can expose them, the better we can become."

Broad will be watching on even more intently today, with the Twenty20 side being led by Graeme Swann while he recovers from a triceps and shoulder injury.

The crocked star believes the one-off match in Kolkata will give the squad a chance to free their arms and plunder a morale-restoring win.

"It's important Swanny does it his way though. Having different captains works because of Andy Flower and the team ethos he puts in place across all formats," said Broad.

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