Stuart Broad.
Stuart Broad.

England pacer Stuart Broad has said that Pakistani bowlers will pose a serious threat to English batsmen when the two sides meet in the upcoming four-Test series. But at the same time, he warned that the bowling a wrong line can make life difficult for the pacers.
“England can be a very very good place to bowl but also if you get it wrong you can go … and generally the real pace bowlers have struggled with their records in England – the likes of Brett Lee, the guys who might miss their length now and again,” he said.

“But I think Pakistan will pose a pretty dangerous threat because they are very skillful.”

Along with Sri Lanka, Pakistan  are the only Test side to have won their most recent series against Alastair Cook’s team. With Sri Lanka already defeated 2-0 in the recently concluded Test series, England would be determined to set records straight against Pakistan after losing to them in their last two series played in the UAE in 2012 and last year. However, in English conditions, Pakistan’s record is not very impressive. The tourists have won  nine Tests in England but only twice since 2000.

“They’ve got some world-class players,” Broad said of the Pakistan side.

The English pacer also said that Pakistan has a very experienced middle-order.

“They are a very experienced batting line-up, certainly in the middle order, quite an astute coaching set-up – now with Mushtaq Ahmed involved as well, who has done a lot of work with the English cricket team.”

Broad said that the prospect of playing for the only trophy they have not won is very exciting for his team.

“It’s going to be an exciting place for us as a team to be and the fact that it’s the only Test trophy we don’t have.”

Pakistan will play four Tests, at Lord’s, Old Trafford, Edgbaston and the Oval, between July 14 and August 15, followed by five one-day internationals. A Twenty20 international at Old Trafford concludes the tour fixtures on September 7.

  • SHARE

    An avid sports lover, i always wanted to pursue a career in football. But just like the millions out there i did not put in the hard work needed to achieve my dream and now i have become a fan instead of the player. Anyway, writing for sports has kept me closer to this field. One more thing, yours sincerely is a die-hard Liverpool fan.
    You will never walk alone.

    Related Posts

    Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Gautam Gambhir, Delhi, Vidarbha, Aditya Sarwate

    Ranji Trophy 2017/18: Delhi Thumps Madhya Pradesh; Vidarbha Crush Kerala in Quarter-final

    On the final day of the quarter-final round of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Delhi clinched the match by seven wickets against Madhya Pradesh after...

    Ronaldinho planning 2018 farewell tour

    Rio de Janeiro, Dec 11: Ronaldinho is planning a series of testimonial matches with his former clubs before officially announcing his retirement from football. The 37-year-old...

    Freiburg shock Cologne 4-3 in German Bundesliga

    Berlin, Dec 11: Last-placed Cologne squandered a three-goal advantage and lost 4-3 to Freiburg to complete the 15th round of Bundesliga action. Nils Petersen's hat-trick helped...

    Club Bolivar crowned Bolivian football champions

    La Paz, Dec 11: Club Bolivar won Bolivia's Clausura first division title with a 1-1 draw at Nacional Potosi. Marcos Riquelme, on Sunday, opened the scoring...

    Atletico Madrid knocks off Real Betis

    Seville (Spain), Dec 11: Atletico Madrid continued to put pressure on La Liga leader Barcelona with a 1-0 away win over Real Betis in the...