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Cricket-Anderson in England wants a proactive approach with a bat

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Veteran bowler James Anderson called on England's batsman to play aggressively to return to his fifth reorganized test against India at Edgbaston.

The host closed at 84-5 on the second day of the test, 332 ran late and needed 133 to avoid following, Johnny Bainsu with skipper Ben Stokes 12 Hit.

"The way out of trouble is trying to put pressure on the opposition again," Anderson told reporters Saturday. "I'm convinced that tomorrow's best line of defense is an attack. Our batters are naturally offensive."

"We're back, We have to try to put some pressure on them again, "he added. "We are against it, but we were in this position before this summer."

Anderson also defended England's teammate Stuart Broad. Stuart Broad has granted 35 runs in eight appearances, the most expensive bowling test cricket.

"Stuart is an experienced player and I don't think he will affect him," Anderson said. "I thought he was a little unlucky. The top edges were flying everywhere.

" Another day, one of those tops goes straight into my hand. Down on the fine leg. I had a chance to do it. If it was accepted, no one would talk about the end. "(Report by Aadi Nair in Bangalore, edited by Gerry Doyle)