Former cricketer Mohammad Yousuf has indicated that the veteran pacer James Anderson will be a threat to Pakistan during the tour of England. The Green Army has already arrived in England on June 28 and is undergoing 14 days of quarantine. After hosting West Indies and Ireland, England will play a three-match T20I and Test series against Pakistan.
In the ongoing first Test match against West Indies, James Anderson, in the absence of Stuart Broad, spearheaded England’s attack. He gave breakthroughs to the team and broke the crucial partnership between Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich before they could demolish the host. Overall, in the first innings, he scalped three wickets to halt opposition from getting a big lead.
James Anderson will be tough to handle: Mohammad Yousuf
Mohammad Yousuf, who has represented Pakistan in 90 Tests and 288 ODIs, has warned his countrymen against England’s top-notch bowling attack comprising of Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes. He especially mentioned Anderson to be the trouble-maker in the tour. Yousuf explained that England pacer’s experience and favourable conditions might ruin Pakistan’s plan.
“England have a very good bowling attack with the likes of [James] Anderson, [Stuart] Broad, [Jofra] Archer, Mark [Wood] and [Chris] Woakes,” Mohammad Yousuf told Cricket Pakistan.
“Anderson will be major threat as he has close to 600 Test wickets and if the conditions favour him, he will be very tough to handle,” he said.
Pakistan series will start from 13th August:
Pakistan will start their Test series at Old Trafford but the second and third Tests will be played in Southampton, scheduled to start on August 13 and 21 respectively. The series will be followed by three T20Is at Old Trafford scheduled for August 28, 30 and September 1.
Meanwhile, in the first Test match against West Indies, England trail by 99 runs as the openers Dom Sibley and Rory Burns ended the third day, scoring 15 runs.