England pacer Stuart Broad has said the hosts will be looking at footage of Virat Kohli's horrid batting display from the 2014 tour in order to work out strategies to stop the "improved" Indian captain.
All eyes will be on Kohli when he walks out to bat in whites in Edgbaston in the first Test of the five-match series as the 29-year-old will be hoping to bury the memories of the 2014 tour.
Kohli had suffered one of the biggest lows of his career's during India's 3-1 defeat on their last tour. The Delhi batsman had struggled in conditions that were conducive to swing and seam bowling.
Broad had triggered Kohli's downfall by dismissing him twice for single-digit scores in Nottingham. James Anderson joined in. So did Chris Jordan and Moeen Ali as the Indian No. 4 managed just 134 runs from 10 innings.
Broad not planning to target Kohli's pads
Broad, who is expected to be sharing the red cherry with Anderson in the upcoming series, though is wary of Kohli's exploits since his forgettable 2014 tour.
The 32-year-old, who broke Pakistan's batting order in Leeds last month, reveals he will go against convention while bowling to Kohli in the upcoming series.
"We'll look at footage from 2014 when we really limited the number of runs he got. He's improved a lot as a player since then and learned a lot from that series. Since then he's got runs in Australia and South Africa, and scored a lot against us in India," Broad told the Daily Mail.
"I will probably lean away from him being an lbw candidate early because that gets him going and once he gets in his conversion-rate is fantastic.
"You've got to stay away from his pads early which sounds ridiculous, but it is like Jonathan Trott. People said to go to his pads early, then suddenly he had hit 20 balls and he's in."
How will England tackle Kuldeep threat?
Meanwhile, Broad also expressed confidence that English batsmen will be able to tackle Kuldeep Yadav threat in the much-anticipated series of the year.
Kuldeep created a lot of problems for Eoin Morgan's side in the recently-concluded T20I and ODI series. The left-arm wrist-spinner ran through the English batting order in the first ODI earlier this month and ended up picking up a five-wicket haul.
The young wrist-spinner has been retained in the Indian Test squad amid calls for including him in the playing XI.
"They'll have got used to his variations and his pace. They will know what areas they will look to score off, and they should be more comfortable playing his mystery spin," Broad said.
"From a selfish Test-match side of it, the batsmen have had a really good look at a spinner who could be very dangerous in the conditions we're likely to play in."