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As England prepares to take on India in the first Test in Ahmedabad, Shane Warne, writing in the The Telegraph, shares a formula to be successful in India, taken from Australia's triumphant 2004 tour of India. He also stresses on the importance of the England players to be able to adjust to India's atmosphere and culture to ensure comfort and confidence.
Basically, attacking with the ball is trying everything you can to take a wicket as you feel the ball is coming out well and the team need a breakthrough, which is why you want to defend with the field because when you are trying different things you do bowl a few more bad deliveries.
Defending with the ball means bowling nothing but your stock delivery and being super patient, so you can attack with the field as there won't be any bad balls.
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