IPL friendships will count for nothing in Test battle - Jos Buttler

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The series-opener against India will be a milestone Test for England as they will be taking the field for their 1000th five-day match, starting Wednesday at Edgbaston.

Kohli struggled against seam bowlers in 2014 with England paceman James Anderson dismissing the right-handed batsman four times in the series. "But if you have a Test, where you bowl them out in 80 or 60 overs, that changes your thinking", Broad told reporters during an interaction. Hunger is to do well day in and out: Jos Buttler, who draws inspiration from Virat Kohli " The hunger to do it day in day out...that hunger really shines through in those top players", he added.

Twenty-two players have scored over 5,000 Test runs for England while 48 have averaged 40 or above, with nine breaking the 50 barrier. "People can get on well, know people well, but it's worldwide sport, and the reason guys have got there is because they want to win so it'll be no different". "I feel like I have learnt a hell of lot from watching guys train and go about their practice, ways they react to certain pressure moments in a game as well", he added at an event staged by Test series sponsors Specsavers.

Australia is a huge series for England but India aren't far behind", Buttler said."We all know the force of nature that is Indian cricket.

"I think it's a balance that is required and we've played enough cricket at this level to understand that".

In ICC Test Team Rankings, England are placed in the fifth place and will look to improving their current ranking.

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Cook said that he is feeling fresh for the challenge against India, a side against whom he has had a lot of success at Edgbaston.

"There's a few guys I've played well and have friendships with".

The 27-year-old was recalled to the Test line-up purely on the strength of some impressive batting displays in this season's Twenty20 IPL, with new England selection chief Ed Smith convinced the dynamic form he showed in India would transfer into the Test-match arena. Moeen played with Virat at RCB and [Yuzvendra] Chahal. "It's you're missing out, fresh bowlers come in, you stay around [the squad], keeping talking, stay part of the unit so it's only natural to expect small changes throughout five Test matches but the bowlers have to be able to take it", Broad said.

But it is also being said that Team India has some possibilities to win the series. It will be highly competitive.

Asked if Rashid, 30, may find it hard to give his best in England's 1,000th Test, which starts on Wednesday, Cook said: "I think probably in the past he would have".

"People who watch, shouldn't remember how many runs they score or what innings they played".

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