The 20-member Pakistan team has left for England to play three Tests and a Twenty20 match. The team’s batting coach Younis Khan (for the England tour) says English pacer Archer could be a threat to Pakistan.
The recent Test performance against England speaks for Pakistan. Pakistan has won 6 of the last 12 Tests. Before leaving the country, Test captain Azhar Ali said it was possible for England to lose another round on home soil. And that depends a lot on the batsmen.
This time, the team’s batting coach and former star batsman Yunus Khan can be a big obstacle to kill English. Azhar Ali and Babar Azam will have to handle the perfect line length with the speed of this right-arm pacer of Caribbean descent.
Since his debut, Archer has made a name for himself in the World Cup and Ashes series. Yunus Khan told AFP about the 25-year-old pacer.
‘He is a real match-winner and a threat to any team. He has the ability to overcome nervousness with determination. Which showed in an important final like the World Cup. ‘
Younis, who has the highest Test run for Pakistan, wants to take advantage of the pressure on Archer. Yunus said, ‘There is a lot of expectation around him. Which may put him under some pressure. I told the batsmen to play close to the body. He also suggested playing on the backfoot as he is an inswinger. Archer can be a big threat during the series.
Yunus Khan, who retired from Test cricket in 2016, played a warm-up match against Archer in the 2016 tour of England. “I remember playing a match against him,” added Yunus, referring to the right-handed pacer who played for Sussex. He got five wickets but he was not in the best rhythm like now.
In addition to Archer, Pakistani batsmen will have to deal with experienced pacers like Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson. “Anderson and Broad have a lot of experience,” he added. They are always a great pair. Their contribution to England’s victory is always there. But in August the weather will be dry and not too cloudy. As a result, it should not be difficult to handle them.