England bowling coach admits team concerned by Broad's poor form

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 12:20 hrs

England bowling coach David Saker has admitted vice-captain Stuart Broad's poor form in the first two Test matches of the India series is a concern for the team.

Alastair Cook's tourists levelled the four-match series with a 10-wicket victory at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Monday, where Kevin Pietersen and the captain's centuries and Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann's wickets were too much for the hosts.

Saker said he is doing all he can to help Broad rediscover his best form in time for the third Test in Kolkata.

"It is a bit of an issue. He has not bowled as we would have liked. But he's not the first bowler to come over here and find it hard," the Telegraph quoted Saker, as saying.

"Stuart's not a great yet. He has to learn ways to become great. If he gets the next Test he has to be ready for it," he added.

"During my tenure as bowling coach, I haven't had too many players down in confidence and form. "I hope I can do some stuff over the next few days that can help," he said. (ANI)

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