English captain looking to get prepared for Pakistan’s left arm pacers
London: English captain Alastair Cook seems worried to face Pakistan’s left arm pacers. He had great difficulty when the last time he faced Pakistani bowlers in England, but, this time he plans to overcome his weakness. To serve the purpose, will be meeting his batting coaches Gary Palmer and Graham Gooch.
On the other hand coach Trevor Bayliss is busy preparing to take on Pakistan and he is looking to hand over wicket keeping gloves to Jos Buttler instead of Jonny Bairstow.
According to details England recently won the Test series against Sri Lanka 2-0 and is now waiting to play against Pakistan. The English captain, Alastair Cook recently achieved a great hallmark of reaching 10,000 test runs. But, he is lacking confidence to face Pakistan’s left arm pacers.
Cook is not very comfortable while facing left-arm fast bowlers, 6 years earlier he faced the same problem facing the young aggressive Amir. He could hardly maintain an average of 23.85 and was almost at the verge of being out of the team had he not scored a century at the Ovals. Later on New Zealand’s Trent Boult and Australia’s Mitchell Johnson also haunted Cook.
This time he’ll be facing Pakistan’s left arm pacers Muhammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Rahat Ali during the Test series. Since Cook has confined himself to Tests only he is on rest after the Sri Lankan series, so he will have ample time to work on his weaknesses with his coaches.