Moeen Ali (L) and Adil Rashad (R) for England on October 11, 2016 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

England skipper Alastair Cook believes his spinners have the ability to break down India's batting line-up in the second Test in Visakhapatnam.

Cook says his slow-bowlers impressed greatly during the opening Test draw in Rajkot, and the confidence they'll gain from that display will help them greatly for the rest of the series.

Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Zafar Ansari took 13 wickets between them during the opening Test, as they helped the visitors stay on top of the match for almost the entire five days.

On the other hand, Indian spinner and No.1 ranked bowler in the world Ravichandran Ashwin could only muster figures of 3-230, his worst bowling figures in his home country since December 2012.

The England captain credited former Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, who's seen his contract as England's spin consultant extended after some positive feedback.

"I thought they bowled excellently as a group of three spinners," Cook said.

"Credit to Saqi (Saqlain) coming in and giving those guys confidence to go out and play. They are inexperienced in these conditions but they took a big step forward and it's great to see that.

"If they continue at that level, like in Rajkot, then there is no reason why we can't put pressure on Indian batting with our spinners."

Cook said the bowling line-up as a whole impressed during the first Test, which makes the return of fast bowler Jimmy Anderson a bit tougher to accommodate for.

"Jimmy has come over and done really well in the nets... but last he bowled in a game was in August so (we have to) kind of weigh that up with a couple of guys who have been out here for seven weeks or so," said Cook.