The 20-member Pakistan team left the country today (June 26) to play three Tests and a Twenty20 match against England. Pakistan’s Test captain Azhar Ali spoke to the media before leaving for England. Judging by the experience of England’s bowlers, Azhar played a mind game and says that English has a fragile top order.
‘Their (England) bowling line-up in their own conditions is remarkable, no doubt about it. We have dealt with everyone except Archer. Broad, Anderson, Oaks, Wood were all there, but we still won against them. ‘
‘Look at their batting, their top order has been fragile since Alastair Cook retired. They have tried a lot, maybe a little settled. But they are definitely not confident. This is an opportunity for us. ‘
Even though Pakistan is far behind on the soil of England in terms of the number of wins, Pakistan has been the best team on white soil since 2016.
In all, Pakistan has played 53 Tests in England. After losing 23 matches, Pakistan has won 12 matches and drawn 18 matches. In the last 4 years (since 2016) Pakistan has played 6 Tests on English soil, of which Pakistan has won 3 and England has won 3.
He praised the English bowlers but also reminded them that his young bowling line-up could be terrible against any batting line-up.
‘Considering the number of games, England’s bowling line-up is definitely more experienced. But we have bowling skills. They are young, who have a lot to give. They are able to gift hard times to any team in the world. They have achieved a lot in a very short time, that’s a good thing. ‘